|“When the egg was thrown at me, I was really afraid”|
“I was really afraid” (Donald Tsang 2011) should become a golden quote, commemorating how afraid he really was when Long Hair threw the egg on him.
It is almost a cliché to recount how George Bush has reacted to the (two) shoes thrown at him. He avoided 2 times and afterwards joked: “If you want the facts, it’s a size 10 shoe at that he threw.” No matter how much I dislike this cowboy, what he said has certainly cracked a smile from me.
Another cliché to recount is our dear Terminator – Arnold Schwarzenegger who also get thrown by egg and said “This guy owes me bacon now. You can’t have egg without bacon”. This sense of humour has defied his robotic image from the Terminator.
Now in Hong Kong, we did not fall behind. We have Donald Tsang saying “I was really afraid” when he visibly (and should also expectedly, as happened many times before) see Long Hair throwing the egg at him, from such a distance in the new Legislative Council, and was really afraid. This strikes a sense of humour as much as the cowboy and the Terminator, well in another way.
What kind of people produces what kind of things. A timid Donald Tsang produces a timid proposal; one that lacks a planning, a vision. The only effect I can see in giving every senior a 2$ ride for MTR and bus is giving them a chance to make more living by crossing several more districts, then collecting some more old cans and free newspapers for sale.
What I want is not some cheap acts of mercy but a complete review and implementation of a pension scheme for all retired old people. What I and everybody in Hong Kong want is a vision.
Donald Tsang does not need visions anyway. He proudly said he has worked in the government for 44 years. Yes, a 44 years of working in close door and taking instruction from the seniors (and in these recent 7 years, from China).
Now he is leaving. His legacy is certainly impressing; his golden quote “I was really afraid”, along with a whole bundle of problems.
Let’s hope the next CE will bring Hong Kong a vision.