Glamorous Media and the Powderful Gahmen Connection
Sometimes, people from the media industry make it big in the political sphere. Ronald Reagan, the late Under.Skirt.Adventure President, was an actor before he assumed political office. The Indians swear that good Bollywood actors can make great politicians. This deep theory seems to be prevalent in California and the Philippines also.
Other times, people oredi in the gahmen like to be close ‘friends’ wif with media personalities. Look at Taiwan, Korea and even our close northern neighbor. TV3 girls are now planning to become powderful tai-tais by getting married to powderful people in the Malaysian gahmen. One is even getting married to the Sultan of Brunei liao. Even in far flung Latin America, political figures like to be associated and possibly get hitched with leggy models.
In straight-laced Singapore, none of this interesting stuff happens. This is despite the fact that both the gahmen and the media are in the same business of entertaining the people :) The glamour element has yet to seep into our political arena. Our local TV 'stars' have acquired regional popularity more for getting involved in molestation cases and drug busts than for their acting capability.
The ‘promotion’ of a local TV show (of course copy from angmoh one lah) host to NMP status is probably the first time where the media has made some inroads. But none of the people in our gahmen have expressed interest in any of our media stars. But have to give the gahmen some credit here mah – other than the fact that they are usually married by the time they make it to the top, many of our so-called media stars are in fact slimming-ad specialists.
P.S: The fact that the American people voted for Bush not once but twice, is probably an indication that both brain and brawn does not really matter in politics.