Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: CNNGo column: 35 burning questions for the PE2011 candidates
When the four presidential candidates were deemed eligible by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) to run for the 2011 Presidential Elections, Singaporeans were abuzz with the fact that: a) they all had the last name "Tan" and b) there was actually going to be a contest.
You have to forgive us. We went through two walkovers for the last president and after a 12-year dry spell, to have four guys to choose from is a big deal, even if the role is largely ceremonial.
Hey, the salary is S$4,267,500 (US$3,535,997) a year, so you bet we care about who we vote in.
The Straits Times started a hashtag called #AskSGPresident to, ahem, "crowdsource" questions from the Twitter community. Their top-ranked #AskSGPresident question so far is: "What would you do if you disagreed strongly with the Cabinet?"
Talk about a yawn fest.
So my partner-in-crime, Mr Miyagi (@miyagi), and I came up with our own hashtag for followers to ask the presidential candidates the real burning questions:
"Do you have a burning question to ask the #SGPresident candidates? Give a shout-out to #YoSGPresident!"
Here are some of the gems from #YoSGPresident (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23YoSGPresident):
1. @mrbrown: #YoSGPresident, Wazzuuuuuuuuuuuuup!
2. @mrbrown: #YoSGPresident, Where exactly is the G-spot? Does it really exist? (cont'd)