Thursday, June 02, 2011

If Ishihara Nobuteru Wants to Rouse the Troops...

...he will have to speak with a little less reason and a few more rhetorical flourishes. Even though he is slamming on the rostrum a la Kruschev, he is winning little in the way of applause. He is not even getting much in the way of snide comments from the hecklers in the front rows, those whose job it is to yell in order to knock the speaker off his rhythm. Members of the Cabinet, who are facing the loss of their jobs, are falling asleep in their chairs.

So far, the Liberal Democratic Party's leaders (Ishihara is party secretary-general) have done the party no favors.

4 comments:

philippe said...

Yeah, I had to stop the TV to prevent me from falling asleep. It feels like they already know they've lost (posting before the vote count is known).

Incidentally, I wonder if Ozawa played this game to further break the LDP ?

Climate Morio said...

Uhm, are you watching this on TV or is there a link that i can click to stream this off the web?

MTC said...

Climate Morio -

We are watching this live on NHK. I do not know if the House of Representatives has a live stream.

Janne Morén said...

Did Ozawa win or lose this one, though? Did he withdraw upon realizing he didn't have the numbers to topple Kan; or did he win by pushing the opposition into a corner and extract a definite promise from Kan to resign at som point?