The Parrot and the Eagle


From Manager, August 20, 2012
Parrot: Thaksin is allowed to enter the U.S. ’cause it’s not about politics.
Eagle (representing the U.S.): Thaksin is allowed to enter the U.S. ’cause it’s not about politics.
The caption reads: Hey! Just getting close a while… the Eagle now can lie like a parrot.

[In Thailand, the parrot represents a person who merely repeats what it is told. It does not use its brain. Here it represents the political liars who, with a straight face, say Thaksin has retired from politics or that Yingluck makes decisions in the government.
Statements from the U.S. confirming that Thaksin’s overseas visits were apolitical have been met with scorn by critics.
The caption means that the that it only takes the eagle, representing the U.S., a short time associating with the parrot to become a thoughtless liar just like the parrot.]

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