Monday, May 19, 2008
The silver Swan, who living had no Note,
when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat.
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
thus sang her first and last, and sang no more:
"Farewell, all joys! O Death, come close mine eyes!
More Geese than Swans now live, more Fools than Wise"
- Orlando Gibbons, The Silver Swan
In a breaking news, Malaysiakini reports, here, that former UMNO president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today announced that he was quitting UMNO with immediate effect and urged other members to emulate him. "I will only come back to the party when there is a change in leadership," the ex-premier said. However, he has asked these members not to join other political parties.
Well, he has jumped ship, which is clearly sinking into deep and murky waters and hoping that his other misguided and delusional ship mates will join him. Lets hope the sharks don't get him first.
He also probably must have thought that this was going to be his last hurrah, but it may just turn out to be his swan song instead.
Logged by The Ancient Mariner at 16:37