The recent contest in Don Muang was so close that both the Democrat and Pheu Thai parties must constantly seek to fulfil the needs of Don Muang residents rather than take them for granted _ and that is how a true democracy should be.
The Pheu Thai Party should take its losses _ in the races for both BMA governor and Don Muang MP _ to heart, and humbly undertake the far-reaching reforms that the Democrats didn't manage.
Take Tip O'Neil's statement: ''All politics is local''. So, would Don Muang residents want their MP to take orders from them _ or from faraway Dubai? Or, when such credible people as the one whom Ms Yingluck has just appointed Bank of Thailand chairman for his economic expertise, says: ''I disagree with the government's plan to use taxpayers' money to subsidise the state's rice pledging scheme ... the government had better shift its focus to promote high-value crops'', she should carefully analyse what these well-meaning people who know far more about economics than she or her brother say, instead of brushing it off.
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