I really don't wish to continue discussing politics so often, but I'm not feeling particularly creative recently, hence I'm blogging about this instead of other less-serious stuff.
I'm pretty sure everyone knows about the latest twist in the "Gomez Saga". Basically the police are investigating Gomez for "criminal intimidation". As I wrote in Pandemonium's blog, this response is somewhat expected. After all the fuss they made over the issue, it would be near impossible for them to back down suddenly.
If they backed down, it would mean that the issue wasn't that important after all, which would be like declaring "This issue is crap to distract you ". This is a lousy way to conclude the saga.
On the other hand, they could continue to pursue the issue. This would be consistent with their persistence that the issue was important. Although distasteful, this is probably the only acceptable path to take.
This lousy solution is the result of a poor gambit employed by the ruling party. Of course, when I say gambit, I don't mean that the issue is crap and isn't valid. It may well be true that Gomez planned all of it, but even so, the PAP could have reacted in other, milder ways. It was their specific choice to come down fast and hard rather than mild but firm. Their choice, so they have to follow through all the way.
In hindsight, I seriously think the PAP needs some power marketing. Perhaps they need some PR experts , say from the USA. If they could get Bush elected, I don't see why they can't improve the PAP's image.
As for the SDP, I think they're better of hiring lawyers than PR experts. :)