Let’s Save SBY
Posted March 18, 2007on:
A lot of people have been attacking our president Susilo Bambang Yudhono (SBY) these days saying that he is a lousy president. The reason is because the condition in Indonesia is worsening (really?), well at least that is what some people think. Some well-known people have even made stronger statements suggesting that the president and his vice schould be impeached and kicked out from the presidency. “Is SBY really that bad?“
Well, I guess although he is not the best but I’m sure that SBY is still the best among the worst. I mean, I can’t really imagine anyone who has enough capability as a leader to be crowned if SBY really has to be kicked out. It is true that this country is lacking of honest people but what is worse is that this country is lacking of great leaders!
After a bad (really bad) start in the year of 2007, I would say that it is okey if SBY finally fires one of his ministers. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about. It’s this minister whose face has been showing all over the news and tv and whose words sound so classic in responding to any comments, critism, and questions. This is the minister whose departement is right now considered among the worst ones, or perhaps the worst one. That’s right, this is the guy who looks pretty cool with that black and white hair and probably an innocent look, it’s Hatta Radjasa.
There are a lot of people out there in politics or public who are curious why the heck the president has not done anything to Hatta Radjasa. He has every logic reason to wack this guy down. He is guilty as charged. His departement no doubt so far has had three major transportation disasters within three months, three disasters which could be considered (surely) among the worst in Indonesia.
But, I guess that is how SBY works. He is the first president in this country who gives so big (or too big) authority to his vice president where all previous presidents did a-one-man show. SBY is probably a bit different, he trusts his people. Probably too much but he does. SBY would perhaps prefer to sing a song from Jamrud rather than to talk about politics and his government. Hey, we have a president who loves to sing! Isn’t it great or what?
If you believe that SBY is a lousy president and that he deserves to be put down then name some well-known figures who might fit the position. Who? Amien Rais (Mr. Where are you now?), Sutiyoso (Mr. Make that bus run!), Abdurahman Wahid (Mr. Let’s laugh at everything), Wiranto (Mr. Shut up and do what I say!), or even Jusuf Kalla (Mr. Let’s have a meeting all the time) ? Mmmh…. I don’t think so.
Heck with all the annoying critism. Let’s just sing what SBY sings.
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