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Sunday, February 26, 2006

KMT's slip reveals horseshit stains

Ma Ying-jeou is on a roll (downward)

This past Tuesday, KMT chairman and Taipei city mayor Ma Ying-jeou appeared in a contradiction-filled interview on the BBC show HARDtalk. In that interview, which was a stark contrast to the fawning treatment usually given to Ma by both local and international media, he was taken to task by interviewer Stephen Sackur for his moment-to-moment flip-flops on everything from China to missiles to Chen Shui-bian and more.

Jason at Wandering to Tamshui blogged it, linking to the BBC's video of the interview and describing it as something that looked like a "fist colonoscopy" for Ma. Later, cleverCLAIRE transcribed it in three parts. Finally, Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan then fisked the fisting with the help of cC's transcript.

Go see the video, and if you can stand it, try Jason's drinking game while watching (though I'd personally recommend a non-alcoholic beverage for this one!).

Somebody get Ma a pooper scooper!
Ma, in apparent ignorance of how much of a fool he'd already made of himself, was quoted by the Saturday edition of the Taipei Times spouting this nonsense -- just 3 days after the BBC interview was shown -- about his party's so-called lack of involvement in the 228 Incident of 1947:
"Although the KMT was the then-ruling party, it was not directly involved in the event ... The decision to send troops to suppress the riot was made by the government."
Let's see now. The KMT was a party-state. There was no opposition party. "[T]he government" to which he refers consisted solely of the KMT, the KMT, and -- oh, yeah -- the KMT.

Good job, Chairman Ma(o)! Keep flapping your lips!

The KMT, CKS, and 228
The Leaky Pen had a good post earlier this week on the news which gave more details about things we already knew -- that the KMT Killed Many Taiwanese during and after the 228 Incident. In that post, blogger Nostalgiphile points out Taiwan's need for justice via something like the Nuremberg trials (in which Germany's war criminals were tried after World War II) and an end to the "silence" of the victims of the incident who have been terrorized into such a state by the KMT's continued hold on power in politics, the media, and the underworld.

Chiu Yi sentenced
Saturday's Taipei Times also reported today that Kaohsiung legislator (currently with the KMT) and "pugilistic earthworm" Chiu Yi has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in attacks on the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office the night Chen Shui-bian was re-elected president in 2004. Here's part of that report:
The court found that Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chiu Yi had climbed on a truck which rammed a courthouse gate in the city during widespread protests against the narrow election victory of President Chen Shui-bian. Chiu said he was trying to restrain overly zealous protesters, who claimed that Chen had staged a pre-election shooting to secure his win.
Read what I wrote in real time about that incident and other violence led by Chiu here, here, and here.

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