your house is in order
I thought I must write to you after all this talk
about clipping your wings and diluting your powers. I must say though,
you have come through it all quite well, surviving so far but whether
the country is better off because of that, remains to be seen!
Pardon me for
saying so, Satellite, but even if the Greens are trying to oust
you, it is confusing for the average citizen to find you talking
about the virtues of cohabitation one day on national television
only to find you describing cabinet ministers the very next day
using various names that are usually heard of at the Dehiwela zoo!
you have too have to thank our learned friends who preside at Hulftsdorp
Hill for your survival until now for they in their immense collective
wisdom ruled that politicians shouldn't vote with their conscience.
No wonder then that they say the law is an ass!
But what really
matters is that you have survived and what you should be doing in
the next few years-that is, of course, if you do not want to dissolve
the House once the one year deadline elapses.
That is a difficult
decision, Satellite, because if you do, the Blues may well end up
with less than the number they already have in the House. On the
other hand, if you don't, the Greens may try to steal an impeachment
motion into the Order Paper just to make sure that you would not
be upto any mischief. But, having come this far, I'm sure you will
be able to make the most astute decision on that matter, what with
the likes of Avamanagala and the Media Doctor to guide you.
Then, I also
heard that you were upto some other tricks as well-that you were
doing exactly the reverse of what the Greens were trying to do:
trying to win over some disgruntled greens over to your side by
offering them portfolios in a future administration.
Satellite, you can do so even now because you can appoint anyone
a minister. And wouldn't it be fun if you can lure some greens and
make them cabinet ministers voting with the blues and sitting in
the same meeting with their former green colleagues!
But for now,
what everyone else is interested in is what the Green Man is doing
with Velu's agents in Thailand for the second time in as many months.
I heard Bala singing the praises of Green Man in a manner that even
he would be embarrassed. So, watch out, Satellite, at the next elections
the Tigers and their elected representatives may well support the
Greens and then it would be very, very hard to beat them!
you manipulate all that, there are many, many issues to deal with
on the Blue side. There is Richard who would be very agreeable to
any suggestions from the Green side, then there is the Southerner
who still feels an outsider despite being the nominal leader and
finally there is your dearly beloved Mallo who, like Prince Charles,
is waiting and waiting in vain for the Queen to abdicate.
all this, Satellite, I believe it would be better for you to put
your own house in order before trying to sabotage the Greens. And
whatever you do, don't try to undo the peace process and appear
patriotic-because the people now seem to like this strange peace-even
if it is without honour-and trying to sabotage that may well lose
you more votes!
PS- And, try
to keep your appointments, especially with the Norwegians. How else
are you going to get a share of the Nobel Peace Prize?