Ma Bumbling & Bungling

11 Sep
Taiwan Justice Minister Resigns over Influence Peddling Accusations


I’m not going to talk about the current heated political storm that clouds the Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-ping. I’m simply amused by the word choice of this AP report:

Tseng’s resignation is another setback for the beleaguered government of President Ma Ying-jeou. Amid a widespread perception of administrative bungling and personal remoteness, Ma’s approval rating has fallen to about 15 percent, its lowest level since Ma took office 5 1/2 years ago.


Remember how The Economist described the Ma’s administration last year? Here is the entry review:

In particular, popular satisfaction with Mr Ma has plummeted, to a record low of 13%, according to the TVBS Poll Centre. The country appears to agree on one thing: Mr Ma is an ineffectual bumbler.

Worse, he frequently tweaks policies in response to opposition or media criticism. It suggests indecisiveness.


In sum, 15% approval rate is nothing new! He has been there and done that! Orz”


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