Friday, August 22, 2008

The "little engine" that could

# A little railroad engine was employed about a station yard for such work as it was built for, pulling a few cars on and off the switches. One morning it was waiting for the next call when a long train of freight-cars asked a large engine in the roundhouse to take it over the hill "I can't; that is too much a pull for me," said the great engine built for hard work. Then the train asked another engine, and another, only to hear excuses and be refused.

In desperation, the train asked the little switch engine to draw it up the grade and down on the other side. "I think I can," puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."

As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged the larger engines, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, "I--think--I--can, I--think--I--can." It reached the top by drawing out bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, "I thought I could, I thought I could."

Read more of Sakmongkol's blog entry here and BigDog's piece here.

Just when Arif Shah and the BN thought that they were doing 'alright' (as the underdogs) in Permatang Pauh by-election campaign, huh?

If the spin-masters of BN think that story and pics of the PM taking the train ride, (all of a sudden) getting hands-on with regard the common people's problem is one excellent tool for their by-election campaign, they better think again.

(#The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, Malaysiakini & Pic: The Star Online)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the grand master of all rats