Hiding behind her skirt
From Manager, December 3, 2010
The cartoon shows Thaksin hiding behind Anug San Suu Kyi on the left and new Red Shirt leader Thida Thavornsed on the right. The caption reads: He is blamed for hiding behind the skirt of this lady and, therefore, he establishes this other lady instead.
["Hiding under his wife's skirt" or "hide behind her blouse" is a Thai idiom that means shielding oneself with the support of a female. When Anug San Suu Kyi was released from detention there were several attempts by Thaksin to equate his plight with hers.
More recently, political non-entity Thida Thavornsed was appointed head of the Red Shirts. As she is mainly known as the wife of a political figure, her appointment is seen as a way for other powerful figures (such as Thaksin) to control the movement through her.]