My thanks to commenter Adait @ 2015/06/07 at 11:49 pm for introducing the “hippocrite” spelling, which I’ve borrowed for the headline above.
In my previous posting, I pointed out that although Hannah Yeoh had highlighted (i.e. put the message in big-size typeface) both her tweets rebuking the news portals – “Shame on u @malaysiandigest…”, “FMT shame on u …” – she nonetheless failed to similarly highlight her belated condolence message to the Sabah quake victims.
Well now she has. Her phony tweet – “No words can explain your grief. May your hearts find rest & comfort in God’s love” – is now rendered in big-size typeface – see screenshot of Madame Speaker’s timeline below.
She appears to have reacted to my expose of her me-me-me navel-gazing.
Didn’t I tell you that Hannah and her people assiduously monitor this blog, just like how Najib and his people track very closely a few prominent blogs (you know which ones).
Btw, MCA keeps tabs on my blog too – for obvious reasons – but insofar as I’m aware they’ve not been harassing me.
Being a politician who makes a living out of the Black Art of Politics, Hannah would naturally do whatever it takes to be popular. This is a given. Popularity is required by politicians because they’re given their jobs by the voting public.
The things that politicians do
They kiss babies, they glad hand (i.e. extend touchy-feely greetings) when they go on the stump, they hand over mock cheques, they have photographers take pictures when they distribute bags of Milo, they wade in flood waters and spread the photo on social media, etc
Oh yeah, they lie and they fake too.
There was one time when Dr Chua Soi Lek – a straight-shooter who admitted that yeah, he was the man in the sex video instead of claiming that that’s not his flabby tummy (Anwar Ibrahim’s excuse) – failed to feign sympathy for a patient when he went on a hospital visit as Health Minister.
Dr Chua got a terrible backlash from the Dapsters for what was perceived as his callous remark, not that those DAP supporters themselves actually gave a toss for the poor patient either. It’s just that they wouldn’t ever pass up an opportunity to diss a BN politician, whatever the circumstances.
Drama queen and her vitriolic fan base
So, no prob. We understand that a politician has gotta do what a politician has gotta do – be it to make goo-goo sounds at babies, to jump on garbage trucks (Selangor MB Azmin Ali), to wish God’s comfort for the bereaved, etc.
But come to think of it, isn’t it so exploitative of the grieving victims for their predicament being made a politician’s publicity fodder?
But anyways, all this is to only say that it is quite expected for Hannah Yeoh to indulge in the politicians stock-in-trade … no surprises there – see her Twitter timeline below.
Her heart is “breaking” again, right on cue. But no worries, it will mend by tomorrow, just like how her appetite returned despite the professed tears over Anwar’s prison meals.
The evangelista’s heart can be tuned to ache and break on demand. It’s like a washing machine’s Spin & Rinse, then repeat cycle.
But what should be worrying for BN is the influence of the evangelistas, that people – for e.g. the twits on Hannah’s timeline – actually buy the charade.