Monday, May 21, 2007

Minister Aso, could you explain your concept... more time? I fell asleep.

From the news this morning, recent political developments in Vietnam seem to have slipped completely beneath my radar (Oh, you never had any radar to speak of and you know it - Editor).

Sheepish should I be, but I was floored when I saw this photograph and read the caption associated with it.

Vietnamese residents look for their names on the voters' list at a polling station in Hanoi May 20, 2007.
Courtesy: Reuters

Holy [expletive deleted]!

Sure. Vietnam is experimenting with only a highly restricted form of democracy. But come on, this is a national election. In Vietnam.

Will Vietnam get invited to Foreign Minister Aso's big bash?

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