It turns out both of them will be--Noda in the Gifu #1 seat the pair contested in 2005 and Satō in the Tokyo #5 seat being vacated by the retiring Kosugi Takashi--himself a beneficiary of the Koizumi landslide of 2005.
What a wonderful "all's well that ends well" result for both of these impressive and attractive candidates.
If only we could hear what the pair of women were thinking, behind the smiles...
Photo courtesy: Nikkei Shimbun
If LDP Secretary-General Ibuki Bunmei and LDP Elections Measures Chairman Koga Makoto think they dodged a bullet on this one, they are complete effing fools.