Doc, you weren't fooled by Satellite's smile
My Dear Doc,
I thought of
writing to you when I heard the surprising news that you had decided
to call a ceasefire with Satellite. I know that these are days when
ceasefires are fashionable but even then, your announcement came
as quite a shock.
Doc, you and that other chap from Kotte have often been cited as
Satellite's worst critics and some have even accused you of trying
to sabotage the cohabitation arrangement between the greens and
the blues.And now when you decide to call a truce, we all want to
ask, why? Surely, you being a dental surgeon, you couldn't have
been fooled by Satellite's most valuable asset- her famous smile!
Of course you
had said that you and Satellite were once teammates in that Bahubootha
party of yours in the good old days but Doc, you must realise that
is an excuse and that few will believe that was the real reason.
Then you had
said that it was "in the national interest" for the blues
and the greens to get together and that fighting among the two camps
would only be damaging to the country. Now, Doc, there can be no
statement more patriotic than this! and it is just too good to be
And don't also
forget that some blues are already treating you as a joke. Why,
Avamangala has said that people who were abusing Satellite in the
worst possible manner from public platforms are now begging her
for forgiveness. Ah, by any chance, could that be a reference to
you, I wonder?
why we are interested in all this is because your statements must
be pretty confusing to your colleagues in the House-especially those
on the blue side who are preparing to turn green.
We all know
that the greens put in a lot of hard work trying to woo a two dozen
disgruntled blues, asking them to support the laws that are supposed
to strip Satellite of her powers. And don't forget that you were
in the forefront of that campaign, Doc!
And, if we are
to believe your own party propagandists, you had the required numbers
for a two thirds majority and the rats were all eager, ready and
waiting to desert the sinking blue ship.
Then, all of
a sudden, just to confuse everyone, we hear that you are willing
to make peace with the Lady and as if to add insult to injury, your
boss is sneaking into the Mandiraya to have reconciliation talks
with her! Pardon me Doc, but if the deserting blue rats now have
a change of heart, you have only yourselves to blame!
Of course I
must admit that the prospect of what can happen in the future is
really frightening. Why, Seeni Bola and Gas Labu might also decide
to mend fences with Satellite, India might say Prabha is welcome
on their soil and George Bush might even invite Saddam and Osama
to the White House!
But of course
Doc, Satellite has decided to snub your gentlemanly offer and has
said she has nothing to say to you so does that mean we can expect
more of the kind of entertainment you usually offer? We hope so.
PS-Of course a more reasonable explanation to all these peace offerings
is, now that Rauff's brethren are divided, the greens don't have
the required numbers and are therefore singing a 'ceasefire' song
with Satellite, just to avoid being embarassed.Is that more closer
to reality, Doc?