This is a billboard for Yingluck, who could be the first female president of Thailand. It is based on very little deep understanding, but I like what I have read about her and I hope she wins, if only so I can say I was here when history was made. I also think it would be a great role model for the young women in Thailand to see that a talented and bright woman can get to the very top. Of course, like Bhutto in Pakistan she will face many sticky challenges and who knows how she will unravel the mess between her brother and the conservatives? Hopefully, whoever wins there will be no violence during or post election. When I e-mailed my police buddy Rambo to see if Ben and I could come visit him this month, he replied, "This month not too good. With elections many hit men in the area." He was not being overly dramatic. Here corruption runs deep and the tension between the Red and Yellow shirt extremists is buzzing. That is Thailand and Isaan in particular, a people on the edge of marked change, with a spring crop of new opportunities and a heavy load of history. Is it up to the journey forward? We shall soon see.