Monday, December 6, 2010

Two of a kind -Tharoor and Thomas

Even as we are told that -

Centre embarrassed again, SC issues notice to CVC

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to chief vigilance commissioner P J Thomas, the country's top watchdog against corruption, and the centre on the basis of a petition challenging his appointment. The apex court also issued notice to the government on the petition challenging the Vigilance Commissioner on the ground that he is facing corruption charges.

(emphasis mine)

Disgraced former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor ("Tharoor resigned as Minister of State for External Affairs in April this year at the height of the IPL Kochi row") is defending the CVC. Among his defenses is this highly persuasive blast-

He pointed out that the IAS officers association in Kerala had openly supported him(CVC)

Well, as if the IAS officers are world famous for their integrity and honesty.
And as if a regional association of bureauRats bureaucrats wouldn't support one of their own.

By the way, wasn't Tharoor Kofi Anan's sidekick when corruptocrats were looting billions in the oil-for-food mess? These two top dogs of the UN slept while the thieves cleaned up the place. Or more likely, as I suspect, pretended to sleep.

And sleep is the only way an Indian citizen can get away from these looters. Otherwise they are everywhere, rule everything, manipulate all.

Only I don't sleep too well.