12 Apr '11, 11pm

ST Blogs: 'What if Tin Pei Ling and Chen Show Mao swapped places?' by @NgTzeYong #SGelections

I'VE spent a good part of the past two weeks keeping a finger on the pulse of the online community in the buildup to the General Election. Two personalities - Ms Tin Pei Ling and Mr Chen Show Mao - have dominated online discussions, so much so that the antagonism towards one seems to be fuelling admiration for the other. But I thought we'd do something different here for a change. Neither lambast or praise, but have a little fun with a thought experiment. I was thinking: What if we made them swap places? What if, in an alternate universe, Mr Chen showed up in PAP white and Ms Tin in WP blue? Would their political fortunes differ? For a start, I can imagine Mr Chen in a crisp white shirt, lightning bolt perched above the left breast pocket. He'll look quite radiant. But it would also be all too easy to anticipate the brickbats thrown his way. The man studied at Oxford, Harv...

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