The incumbent KMT mayor was already under investigation during the run-up to last December's mayoral elections, but nonetheless received a full endorsement from KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou, who actively campaigned for Hsu in the latter's successful re-election bid.
This case has already witnessed interesting convolutions by both the KMT and the errant mayor that have displayed the former ruling party's double standard on opposing corruption.
Although the KMT and the right-wing People First Party have launched three unsuccessful recall motions against President Chen Shui-bian, who has neither been indicted nor convicted of any crime, the two "pan-blue" parties seem quite reluctant to undertake similar moves against a mayor convicted on corruption charges.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Taiwan News on KMT Corruption Hypocrisy
Taiwan News has an excellent and informative editorial on Blue double standards on corruption, recalling the indicted and convicted KMT mayor of Keelung:
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