19 August 2010

SBY -- Self-Indulgent, Arrogant, and Out-Of-Touch...

If the title of this post does not get you in, then I have determined that it is time to start dealing exclusively in smut and gossip.

I have been trying to think of some good things that SBY has done that I can write about. You know, trying to infuse a little bit of positiveness in amongst all the negativity and the doom and gloom. Indonesia is a great country in desperate need of a great leader. A leader who can truly lead her out of the shadows that still linger. So, while I look for this positivity about SBY, I may as well get in one last lambasting of a truly ineffectual and out-of-touch leader.

Independence Day in any country is one of celebration and reflection. Celebrating that which you have gained while simultaneously reflecting on, and remembering, what was sacrificed in order to gain that independence. Yet, for some though, it is the perfect opportunity to be self-indulgent and arrogant while simultaneously showing just how out-of-touch you really are as president.

SBY took the opportunity of a captive audience of dignitaries and other special guests to spruik himself and his family by forcing upon gifts that have next to nothing to do with Indonesian independence: a speech by his son, a book by his wife, and a book of speeches by world leaders including his own.

The Jakarta Globe reported that the presidential spokesman, Julian Aldrin Pasha, said that the government did not pay for the gifts. So what? And, "who cares?" That does not make it right, does it?

So much promise and so little return...if this was an investment, then financial advisers would be telling you to cut your losses and move on.

5 comments:

H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
For the time being he is the only eligible person to be a president, and he knows that.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

There are rules in place, are there not, that would allow for impeachment and removal from office?

Would systematic failure count?

Maybe he is not the only person for the job...2014 is a long way away ;)

rani said...

hmm... wonder why didn't he include his latest album as well? or is it the presidential website promotion has made it sold out? :D

Rob Baiton said...

@ Rani...

All kinda weird really.

It is probably a post-Independence Day mail out!

erwin said...

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