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: https://twyankeesfan.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/ma-the-bumbler-a-former-heart-throb-loses-his-shine/
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”