And so it is once again that Apple Daily stirs up some fun with a DPP scandal. The Taipei Times reports on it, as the DPP considers its internal investigation -- and you know what defense they're using: The Taiwan Defense: It's Taiwan:
DPP Legislator Lin Chung-mo (
林重謨) said he believed all legislators had been to guesthouses and night clubs and that referring the three to the party's Central Review Committee would be harsh.
Yes, in Taiwan, all legislators go to guesthouses for a little paid-for nooky. Unless, of course, one is of the Other Sex:
DPP Legislator Wang Shu-hui (
王淑慧), however, said her colleagues' comments showed "men's support for men" instead of "party members' support for each other."
As ESWN rightly points out, one of them is Tsai Ming-chieh, who is connected to the Slush Fund scandal, thus giving 'the appearance of impropriety.' How I relish that phrase. Here in Taiwan impropriety is a rather underdeveloped concept.
Let's watch this on the instant replay: in the middle of a delicate political scandal involving slush funds, a group of DPP legislators visits a high-profile guesthouse run by someone involved in the scandal to cavort with prostitutes, knowing that all the major newspapers are pro-Blue and gunning for the ruling party, and can be trusted to have a source inside the house reporting when prominent politicians show up. How dumb can ya be? Couldn't they have hopped a train to I-lan and porked anonymous pros far from the city? Didn't the party leadership Lay Down the Law: no visits to Tsai's guesthouse during The Scandal? Who the hell is running the show up there?
Of course, the three men will be punished, but the wrong heads are rolling. The party leadership should be put out to pasture, and professionals who can smell trouble a mile away be installed, so that this stuff doesn't happen.
*sigh* Let's hope this is yet another case of Apple Daily making up stories.