Saturday, February 09, 2008

Smiles of a winter's night

With broad grins and a handclasp of solidarity, House of Representatives members and electoral rivals Noda Seiko (Gifu #1) and Satō Yukari (Tōkai Proportional) demonstrated their happiness yesterday at the Liberal Democratic Party leadership's clever resolution of the dispute over which of them would be running in a district seat in the next House of Representatives election.

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.

6 comments:

Jun Okumura said...

Hey, this is good! You should do more of this stuff.

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Do you think if I keep commenting, one day, word verification will spit out mxyzptlk?

MTC said...

okumura-san:

Many thanks for the compliment, but nobody seems to have liked:

http://shisaku.blogspot.com/2007/12/fab-four-on-tour.html

Jun Okumura said...

Well, for starters, the image has to be funny on its own, which your previous effort was not. This one works as an editorial cartoon. Unfortunately, it won't work in a Japanese-language newspaper, since "piggies" will be lost in translation in the confines of a speech balloon.

Garrett said...

We need to start a "Get MTC a license for Photoshop" fund.

Jun Okumura said...

He's probably using freeware.

japaneconomynews.com said...

Is there a Seiko Noda fan club? Besides this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/the2belo/1855741175/sizes/o/in/photostream/

There are so many subtle weird things in that picture.