Aiyah. That wasn't much of a potshot at all. In case you didn't even spot it, the reference to Mr Wang is in the last paragraph of the article.
Actually, I found this to be one of Sai Siong's better articles. Certainly better than this old one by her, anyway - click here. (Well done, Sai Siong, you're improving). In the present article, Sai Siong even managed to make quite a few astute observations:
1. Election signals have been in the air for some time, so the opposition has no excuses to say that it didn't have time to prepare;
2. The official campaign season need not be that long, since Singapore is a small, compact place and election candidates don't have to travel a lot to meet the people(unlike the case in big countries);
3. The opposition's real challenge is actually in getting people to join them and run for election.
So where did Sai Siong go wrong this time? Well, she forgot to mention that Point 3 isn't a problem just for the opposition. The PAP also has major difficulties in getting people to join them and run for election. Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong have been talking about this particular problem for years.
In fact, the PAP's recruitment problem was one of its two main justifications for raising our ministers' salaries to world-class levels. Remember?
"I warn you, dear citizens. If you don't raise my salary,
I'll become corrupt, abuse my public position and start taking bribes!"
- political strategies that would surely fail elsewhere..
Sai Siong's article criticises people who have views to express but won't enter politics. Aha, she must be referring to me. Personally Mr Wang has many views and, yes, at this time is totally disinterested in the idea of entering politics. Whether on the PAP side or the opposition side (and even assuming that any party would have him). In fact Mr Wang isn't even really interested in following the upcoming elections.
Right now, I'm quite happy just to be writing actively about current affairs and social issues which interest me. I'm not doing anything more than that. In other words, I'm behaving just like Tan Sai Siong herself.
(Of course, my articles are generally more intelligent. If I do say so myself. Ahem!)