Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Just one more

The Socialist Party, which according to legend was once a major political force in Japan, seems to be laying the groundwork for a final liquidation sale of its few remaining assets.

Yesterday, to great fanfare, party leader Fukushima Mizuho appeared at a joint press conference with the party's surprise candidate in the Osaka 10th district election: former House of Representatives firebrand Tsujimoto Kiyomi.

For those with a short memory, that is Tsujimoto Kiyomi, felon--convicted in 2004 of embezzlement of House of Representative office funds...

Somehow, I detect a non-viable electoral strategy at work here.

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