Friday, April 11, 2008

Wouldn't Be Nice If...

...we could trust the views of decent, well-adjusted human beings?

The Economist thinks so.

The author of this week's article on Japan's politics elicits the views of Yosano Kaoru and Inoguchi Kuniko, two hyper-intelligent, sympathetic individuals, regarding Fukuda Yasuo, another smart, sympathetic individual. For spice he quotes Nakagawa Hidenao (Nakagawa the Sane) who has the build of a rugby player and the charming self-assurance of a toad with a belly full of grasshoppers--but who also has a deep commitment to responsible and responsive government.

Which is rather unfortunate because they are all being quizzed about the future of the Liberal Democratic Party.

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