Election - Going Nuts
Losing male candidates will not only face possible mental breakdown
as they face the loss of face and bankruptcy, but according to Dr. Anthony T., chairman of the East Kalimantan Sports Committee medical team, they will also suffer "impotency and other extreme physical and psychological pressure.
"Severe depression and stress could increase tension that could eventually leave legislative candidates struggling to have an erection, he said,
as reported by Antara, the former state press agency.
I'm not sure that getting elected is much of an advantage either: the current legislators have proven to be impotent as well.
This week, Indonesia Corruption Watch deputy coordinator Emerson Yuntho told a news conference
that by the end of 2008, the House of Representatives had only finished deliberating 162 of the scheduled 290 bills. Three of the unfinished bills were related to fighting corruption.
Leader of the Golkar Party Vice President Jusuf Kalla might have hoped his second visit to the Situ Gintung flash flood site would have endeared him to the masses
, but he lost his temper
(again) when he visited the site this week.
Student Harun Nur Iksan of the damaged Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta grabbed a bullhorn and shouted, “Don’t come here if you just want to see and use the opportunity for a political campaign! Prove that you really care!”Kalla stopped short, looked back and shouted to Harun, “Hey, stop talking! We’ll finish this first!”
Loads of election titbits can be found at the Indo Election 2009 blog