Tuesday, December 19, 2006

More Scandal Fun from the DPP

There's a joke that runs something like: A cannibal goes into a cannibal restaurant and looks at the menu. It says: womanflesh $10, manflesh 15$, and politician flesh $100. Indignant, he asks the waitress why politicians are so much more expensive than everyone else. "Have you ever tried to get one clean?" she replies.

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.

2 comments:

Chewycorns said...

Well, I was thoroughly entertained when they said the contract given out abided by the Government Procurement Act. As I mention on Taiwan Ho(http://www.taiwanho.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=3884&start=15), perhaps I should have procured escorts for the DPP appointments in the TaiwanICDF. Perhaps then, the Director of my Policy and Planning Department, HR, and the Tainan fruit-growing and middle-management-banking-background Secretary General would not have used the "In accordance to new regulations under the Government Procurement Act, your contract will not be renewed" excuse to kick me out (despite excellent evaluations [with Chinese chop] and letters).

Clearly, I just didn't understand the DPP and Taiwanese culture. Clearly, I should have bought these political appointments escorts (perhaps strippers that shoot ping pong balls out of their privates (like a famous Thai Ambassador once did when Ali G put drugs in the drink). Then, perhaps I would have had to luck to remain in the Diplomatic Quarter as an indentured worker working lunch times for no pay.

Seriously, what a bunch of bloody amateurs!!! My own Director in International Development (CSB's Japanese interpreter) kept 24 packs of beer in his office just a week after being appointed.

Considering the pro-blue nature of most bureaucrats, that was a very stupid thing to do and shows the idiotic mindset of a lot of these new appointments. I realize it takes time for people to learn the ropes, but when you are dealing with fith-rate minds to begin with, perhaps this development takes decades, if ever. To think they are influencing Taiwan's foreign policy---this is scary and keeps me up sometimes at night. There are some great appointments (Vice Minister of MOFA) to name one, but these seem to be in the minority. I keep waiting to have my faith redeemed by the Party and this crap keeps happening.

These bureaucrats are truly showing the people of Taiwan what they really think about them. They are being paid with the public's money, hanging out with people that have already possibly stolen from the people, giving them more contracts, and are fucking the "average" Taiwanese. The DPP are showing that they are a poor man's KMT. Where is the alternative?

Need I say more?

Chewycorns said...

Well, I was thoroughly entertained when they said the contract given out abided by the Government Procurement Act.

As I mention on Taiwan Ho(http://www.taiwanho.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=3884&start=15), perhaps I should have procured escorts for the DPP political appointments in the TaiwanICDF. Perhaps then, the Director of the Policy and Planning Department, the HR people, and the Tainan-fruit-growing and middle-management-banking-background Secretary General of the Fund would not have used the "In accordance to new regulations under the Government Procurement Act, your contract will not be renewed" excuse to kick me out (despite excellent evaluations [with Chinese chop] and letters).

Clearly, I just didn't understand the DPP and Taiwanese culture. Clearly, I should have bought these political appointments escorts (perhaps strippers that shoot ping pong balls out of their privates (like a famous Thai Ambassador once did when Ali G put drugs in her drink). Then, perhaps I would have had to luck to remain in the Diplomatic Quarter as an indentured worker working lunch times for no pay.

Seriously, what a bunch of bloody amateurs!!! My own Director in International Development (CSB's Japanese interpreter) kept 24 packs of beer in his office just a week after being appointed to this position.

Considering the pro-blue nature of most bureaucrats, that was a very stupid thing to do and shows the idiotic mindset of a lot of these new appointments. I realize it takes time for people to learn the ropes, but when you are dealing with fith-rate minds to begin with, perhaps this development takes decades, if ever at all. To think they are influencing Taiwan's foreign policy and making key decisions---this is scary and keeps me up sometimes at night. There are some great appointments (eg., Vice Minister of MOFA) to name one, but these seem to be in the minority. I keep waiting to have my faith redeemed by the Party and this crap keeps happening again and again.

These bureaucrats are truly showing the people of Taiwan what they really think about them. They are being paid with the public's money, hanging out with people that have already involved themselves in previous scandals, are taking freebies from people that have been awarded government contracts, and are fucking the "average" Taiwanese person literally and figuratively. The DPP are showing that they are a poor man's KMT. If these dipshits were in the private sector, they would be fired right away.

Need I say more?