Kuang Li-chen, “ex-wife” of KMT former County Councillor Wu Chun-li, was elected County Commisioner by a landslide in a special election.
The sordid details: Wu was convicted of corruption of vote-buying while a KMT councillor.
He was elected as County Governor in the December elections, but couldn’t take office bedause of his conviction. He immediately divorced his wife to get around the law against appointing spouses, but that was also ruled out and a special election was held, in which his ex-wife won a huge victory.
All the election posters showed the pair of them together, and he campaigned by her side.
As we say down here, why take a chance on electing someone who might turn out to be a crook, when you can vote for someone you already know is a crook?
And, of course our beloved “Mr. Clean” himself came down here to campaign for the crook. All of you out there expressing the fond hope that Mayor Ma is going to clean up the KMT and run out all those nasty corrupt gangster types- keep dreaming.
Between this and being a guest at Yen Ching-piao’s son’s wedding, it should be pretty clear that Mayor Ma will be quite happy to embrace local crooks if it helps him to gain power