There is a saying, "What does not kill you will make you stronger".
Hopefully the Pakatan Rakyat coalition will learn from the latest efforts to form(?) a unity government as envisaged by the BN leaders.
Even the idea of such a government that involved talking only to the PAS leadership smacks of another Perak-like coup that toppled the PR state government and showed the array of "dirty tricks" in the BN cupboard.
Of course that cupboard is full of skeletons that have yet to be fully exposed like the Lingam tapes and PKFZ and all types of unsavoury items aka Balkis.
Changing the federal government will definitely enable the public to discover that the BN has been taking us all on a very expensive ride to nowhere if one looks at the falling standards in education, law enforcement, public transport etc.
Thus it is heartening that according to this malaysiakini article, the PR has responded with Unity gov't: A united 'no' from Pakatan .
Why team up with the BN regime that will probably lose the next General Elections in 4 years?
Of course in any political system there will be those who are opportunists and voters should study the candidates carefully to ensure we do not elect officials who are easily swayed with promises of rewards.