Friday, January 15, 2010

The Ishikawa Arrest

The Tokyo prosecutors have just arrested Ishikawa Tomohiro, DPJ member of the House of Representatives for the Hokkaido #11 District, the former manager of DPJ Secretary-General Ozawa Ichiro's political fundraising group. Unless I am mistaken, only three more days and Ishikawa would have been covered by parliamentary immunity under Article 50 of the Constitution.

A pretty desperate gesture...

Prosecutors are a rogue element, beyond anyone's control it seems, driven by self-righteousness that transcends common sense. They will stop at nothing to bring Ozawa down.

Now more than ever he and the DPJ need a media relations strategy...and they do not have one.

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