It's amazing how some defeated candidates of Barisan Nasional component parties have changed - they have now turned their guns on their Barisan boss, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. From kissing his hands and paying homage to him, they have now blamed him for the massive losses in the elections.
The best part is that while Pak Lah has accepted responsibility for the shocks, these critics are saying they were not a major factor for the losses. Predictably, they have also refused to let go of their party posts, their standard line being "the need to rebuild their parties". It's shameful, really.
But such political transformers are not merely confined to Barisan. There are plenty in Pakatan Rakyat too. Despite proclaiming to uphold lofty ideals, some are offering justification when it comes to party hopping. Suddenly, it is acceptable for Barisan MPs to cross over to Pakatan. In the name of the People, of course. Never for position and money.