Anyone who has or has had a grandfather would want to see him spending his later years relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends. There are not too many people who would want to see someone in their nineties (90’s) taxing themslves making another run for office.
But the DAP-led Pakatan/PKR opposition self proclaimed top dog is spending his last bit gas to save his son Mukhriz political life.
Tun Mahathir knows that without his intervention Mukhriz was pretty much ‘Dead Politician Walking’.
Tun Mahathir’s son Mukhriz would have been like his business venture The Loaf; kaput, habis, thoroughly and unequivocally politically washed up.
Knowing all to well that Mukhriz could not travel down the political path on his own, Mahathir had to manoeuvre his way back into active politics.
I say active politics because Tun Mahathir thought that he could control Putrajaya without having to be their physically.
However Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak set him straight on that right away. Najib was not going to let himself be a puppet for Mahathir like Datuk Wan Azizah Ishmail is so willing to be for Lim Kit Siang and the DAP.
The pretext of Tun Mahathir returning was to Save Malaysia, but as it has become abundantly clear too many in Malaysia; it’s about saving his son Mukhriz.
Mahathir knows deep down in his heart that trying to have his son become Prime Minister is a losing proposition as Mukhriz does not have what it takes for the job.
In fact, neither does Datuk Wan Azizah; which is probably why Tun Mahathir does not mind her in the deputy prime minister position as he and Lim Kit Siang both know how to manage her.
Tun Mahathir is not converning himself with Wan Azizah right now because he is spending his last bit of gas trying to save Mukhriz’ political life!