Among the anti-C.Y. faction within the Beijing-friendly camp, there has been an absurd strategy literally to cry wolf. It has achieved the rare result of being dismissed and laughed at by both pan-democratic leaders in the Legislative Council and pro-Beijing honchos in Hong Kong. The idea is to scare people, especially pan-democrats, into voting for the upcoming electoral reform package by warning that Leung "the Wolf" Chun-ying would get a second term as chief executive if the package is voted down. But the strategy has backfired badly. James Tien Pei-chun - the Liberal Party lawmaker ousted as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - mentioned this scenario on RTHK radio programme Backchat back in January. Perhaps that was the way he thought to discredit Leung, his bête noire, while pressuring the pan-dems to vote the "right" way in Legco. Now, an unnamed source described as an authoritative pro-establishment source, has repeated the warning during the National People's Congress in Beijing. She - for I can assure you it's a she - even adds to the gravity of the danger by warning that Leung would introduce national security laws under the dreaded Articles 23 if he secured a second term. But it turns out that despite her impressive political CV, her stance on the matter is anything but authoritative. Beijing was livid with her unattributed remarks to reporters. The pan-dems said, not incorrectly, that "killing" the wolf and "killing" the "fake" reform package were two different things, though both were necessary. Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing scoffed at the unnamed woman's remarks about Leung. "I very much doubt how authoritative the person is," he said. If the central government really approved of Leung's performance and believed Article 23 should be legislated, this person would be "slapping the central government in the face". Usually circumspect, that person must have let her personal hostility get in the way. Didn't she know Beijing was rather happy with Leung's handling of the Occupy protests? He is safe for now, and undercutting him doesn't earn brownie points with Beijing at this point.