From Manager, August 14, 2012
The newspaper headline: Amnesty 2012, 30,000 people cheer.
On the black ball: Escape being jailed.
Man holding ball: Boss, if you had yielded and been jailed then… you’d be cheering like them now.
Thaksin: Yes! But it wouldn’t have been very cool.
[This refers to the suggestion that Thaksin should have taken one of the back channel deals to return to Thailand, spent some token time in jail, and then be pardoned by an annual royal pardon. Had he done so in 2008, he would not have still been agitating for an amnesty in 2012.]