They dare to say something out loud but they back off just as soon as they meet up with their Umno bosses.
It doesn't matter what they said was the right thing to do or not; but integrity and credibility is the essence people expects from their elected representatives.
This very essence is no more in existence with such leaders. Wealth, power and position is the only determinant of our political system.
Gerakan Wanita chief Tan Lian Hoe landed in the spotlight after the media reported that she had urged her party to leave the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition because of Umno’s racial politics.
One day later, the politician explained that she was merely voicing out the concerns of the grassroots but did not support the call made by the Perak Gerakan delegates during a conference on Sunday.
At a press conference yesterday, Tan said she was misquoted, claiming that the contentious statement was made by the Perak delegates and not the Wanita wing.
And Najib had one more word of counsel - do not gamble with your children's future by supporting the opposition candidate who had been making false promises.
"Do not be easily hoodwinked by the opposition promises and fall for their trickery because if we were to believe them, we will be quarrelling with each other," Najib said.
Thank you, Najib. We will never again gamble away our children's future. Our forefathers had done that because they trusted their partners who looks fair, sounds fair and may be fair. Once that power is handed down and within their grasps, the rest is for history to record thereon.
Had anyone ever pondered the "what if" we are still under colonial administration? It is futile to do it and will do no good to anyone; but I just wonder whether those mighty powerful class have ever considered the facts and fictions.
George Orwell said: We have nothing more to lose; We have lost everything. There's only one thing left to lose - your chain!!!