The Nation editorial: With guile and cunning, assisted by a well-oiled propaganda machine, his partys well-funded campaign-managers are fine-tuning pork-barrel rituals into a national exhibition of success concerning the way in which the chief executive has been running the country.
From yesterday to Wednesday the government is putting on a big
show for prospective voters, who consist of downtrodden and
gullible grass-roots citizens being herded together from all
over the country by party MPs and strategists, so that they
will understand that Thai Rak Thai is to rule the country for
four more years...
Of course, Thai Rak Thai will mobilise a team of celebrity figures
and smooth talkers who could make snake-oil salesmen green with
envy, what with their jaundiced eyes in the art of spin and