Some even call it a circus:
The current state of political discussion in Malaysia is becoming a "circus", and there is a real need to bring the political discourse back to pertinent issues related to living costs and economic hardship, Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) said today.
Its Sungai Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar said that the issues dominating the political scene - raised by both sides of the political divide, including the Kajang by-election, were not essential for the people.
I personally find that analogy a little optimistic, given that the lion-tamer in the circus usually has the lion under control.
A zoo, on the other hand, allows the creatures some leeway. There is an essence of unpredictability.
And frankly, a pride of lions could play a more useful role in disposing of unwanted politicians.
London Zoo urged to consider feeding unwanted MPs to the Lions
Okay, it's satire, but still .... a pretty good idea, methinks.