An alliance of strange bedfellows indeed!
Photo from Malaysiakini
It also reminds me of a sketch on British television years ago, in Not the 9 o'clock News. Two politicians were arguing aggressively on stage and then one of them collapsed and died. Immediately, the other politician said something to the effect that he was such a good man and a great politician and that he will be sorely missed.
I like the analogies found in The Ant Daily:
'Previously, I wrote that those who signed the declaration and appeared with Mahathir did so because they saw it as the first, cautious step to remove Najib. I likened what they did to “crossing a river by groping the stones underfoot” (a Chinese proverb).
One reader emailed me to say that when she read it, she recalled this story: A scorpion asked a frog to give it a ride across a river. It promised the frog that it would not sting it. When they got to the other side, the scorpion stung the frog. The frog protested. It reminded the frog of its promise. The scorpion responded: “It’s in my nature.”
I think everyone who signed the citizens’ declaration knows they sat with a scorpion. I think they also know their objective: urgently remove Najib from office.'
- See more at: http://www.theantdaily.com/Main/The-scorpion-the-frog-and-the-Citizens-Declaration#sthash.HikEzOn0.pm7w8m7S.dpuf