Choosing her would at once
- send a signal to the world that Japan has really changed, accepting not just a woman as the government's chief spokesperson and gatekeeper but a person of Taiwanese descent for those roles
- place in the position of Chief Cabinet Secretary someone who knows something about how to talk to the press and the public (Kawamura Takeo has been the worst government spokesman since...heck, I cannot even remember when)
- place at the Prime Minister Hatoyama's shoulder someone who is self-confident enough to grab him by the arm, guide him into a side room and chew him out for having said something something dumb -- which he will do, inevitably -- then walk out and deliver to the waiting cameras and microphones the clarification of the Prime Minister's
Tough as shoe leather she is...and whippet smart.
T'is a pity t'is but a dream.
This momentary reverie courtesy of this.