Monday, August 18, 2008

Quotes of the Day

Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore's Prime Minister, in an Aug. 17 speech calling on the city-state's women to marry young and have more children to encourage population growth:
"If you wait for a career to be successful, you may miss the best ideal age for child bearing."
*Since when did South Asian aunties start writing speeches for the Singaporean Prime Minister?!

Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State, on a promise by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev to start withdrawing troops from Georgia:
"This time I hope he means it."
*He's just not that into you, Condie. Give it up, already!

Parvez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, announcing that he will resign to avoid an impeachment:

"I hope the nation and the people will forgive my mistakes."
*What mistakes? You didn't make any mistakes. You just had the best interests at heart, when you fired the Chief Justice last year, and prolonged your own rule. The only mistake you are guilty of is not getting your roots touched up. Seriously, of all the foreign investments you claimed to have brought to Pakistan, your government couldn't ask Clairol to do business with you. Now that's what we call a serious blunder, Musharraf.


Suleman said...

Finally. He's going. I've been saying for a long time that he needs to leave. Good or bad, the country must progress forward; and that means a Musharraf-less Pakistan.

I've also been saying that Mush-Mush will never be able to come back to Pakistan.

Now if we can just get a new generation of Pakistani's to enter politics and bring forth a somewhat non-corrupt, non-power-hungry future, we may be able to make headlines around the world for all the right reasons.

Zany said...

My major concern is the poverty in Pakistan.

The new generation of Pakistani leaders still consists of members of the Bhutto family, so I hope they would be able to muster up some sort of sincerity for Pakistan.

Musharraf in his resignation speech said that he put Pakistan on the map, but you are right people know of Pakistan for all the wrong reasons.

Thanks for sharing your comments, Suleman.