Friday, July 31, 2015

Hung Campaign Blues + Links

A roadside shrine.

The campaign of Hung Hsiu-chu found a campaign manager this week (KMT news organ):
KMT Presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱)’s campaign headquarters have begun to gear up. According to informed sources, Yiin Chii-ming, a former Economics Minister and president of National Policy Foundation, the KMT think tank, would be Hung’s campaign manager. Hung’s campaign office has also announced new spokespersons this morning.

Yesterday, Yu Tzu-hsiang (游梓翔), Hung's campaign office spokesperson, said that Yiin had participated in discussions of Hung’s policy planks. As Hung has been visiting Chiayi, Tainan, and Kaohsiung recently, Yu added, the Hung office would announce the lineup of her cadres in her campaign team when she came back to Taipei.

Yu plans to resign as Hung’s spokesperson in August and return to his teaching position. The Hung campaign office announced two new spokespersons to replace him today. They are Chen Yu-mei (陳玉梅), a former Taipei City Councilwoman and former Deputy Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, and Hsieh Lung-chieh (謝龍介), Tainan City Councilman and head of the KMT Tainan chapter.
The National Policy Foundation is the KMT's internal think tank. Yiin has had several posts in government economics positions (English Wiki). He was educated at Chiaotung U and ChengChih U. He's 63, married, and ideologically reliable. He'd make an ideal veep candidate for Hung.

And... wait for it... it appears he's never run in an election (University CV is here). That's right, Hung's campaign is being managed by a man with little electoral experience (Yin was interviewed here several years ago on economic issues).

Because this is out of the National Policy Foundation, this looks like the actual "management" of Hung's campaign is going to be... keeping Hung under control.
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Anonymous said...

Just more kmturds floating in the toilet bowl. Please flush twice, it is a long way to Beijing.

Brian Castle said...

Regarding the National Review article - it is a refreshing change from other National Review articles in that it doesn't use the "Taiwan is the good China" trope. It treats Taiwan as the separate country that it is.