Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Your Post-Kanemaru LDP

You have got to love the reasoning:

In addition, others in factions that supported Fukuda said a sizable number of the lawmakers changed their minds and voted for Aso because they felt uncomfortable supporting Fukuda, who is regarded as less conservative.

A junior Machimura faction member said, "Junior members of our faction have expressed displeasure toward Mr. Fukuda due to his support for equality between the sexes, [establishing] a state-run facility [to replace the religious Yasukuni Shrine] to honor war dead and improved ties with North Korea." (1)

Yep, thems is the kind a' radical lefty fringe anti-Japanese wifely-hand-holdin' nutcase attitudes that gets a real Japanese patriot's blood a' boilin'.

Like a list spat out by a random right wing cliché generator...

Anyway, as regards the weaker-than-expected-vote for Fukuda, I am not going to say I told you so...but I told you so.... (Editor - Yes, if the reader ignores your assertion that it would be the rural prefectural offices, not the urban ones, that would turn most strongly against Fukuda)


(1) "Victory bittersweet for Fukuda / Initial predictions of landslide win over Aso tempered by reality," Yomiuri Shimbun, September 25, 2007.

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