Sunday, August 3, 2008

Corrupt Politicians & Their Fat, Pushy Wives

The Star | Thursday, July 31, 2008


BANGKOK, Thailand -- The wife of ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was found guilty Thursday of evading millions of dollars in taxes and sentenced to three years in prison.

I happened to glance at the front page of the The Star (lying on the table at my regular coffeeshop) and was startled by the picture of Pojaman Shinawatra looking tense as she arrived at the courthouse for her sentencing. Whose wife does she remind you of? No prizes! (Answer below)*

Deposed Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman (photo by Wasant Wanichakorn/AP)

Deputy PM Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and First Lady Kristiani Yudhoyono on 16 December 2006 (courtesy of AFP/Getty Images)

*Why... Lady Macbeth, of course! :-)