[quote=“Fox”]I just can’t come at him.
What has he ever done of any merit? He was Mayor of Taipei, but instead of improving the place he essentially sat on his hands for 8 years waiting his turn for a tilt at the presidency, never rocking the boat, never being innovative, never bringing any real development to Taipei. How many initiatives did he start in his time?
By comparison CSB shook up the place like a force 5 Taiphoon.
CSB’s agenda is unpalatable I can understand that. It is not something that will probably ultimately benefit a great many Taiwanese, who’d probably prefer to be riding high on the hog of Chinese economic expansion. However, it has dignity. It says we are a people who are sick of being pissed on from up high. It might never amount to anything, but it will amount to this Ma Ying-jeou being invested with political cache whenever he gets into power. However, that will be a level of cache that he never earned, never fought for, and never really understood, because when it was being paid for in blood, he was a rat.
So I might, like a lot of people, hope that when it falls into his lap he stewards it well, but I’m yet to see any hard evidence of that, just a specious past.[/quote]
Until I read “By comparison CSB…” I thought you were talking about Chen. I still don’t know what city you’re talking about, as it’s not the Taipei I’ve been living throughout the jurisdiction of several mayors, which has improved a lot under Ma’s mayorship, more so than under Chen’s administration, the hallmark of which was basically to get rid of the hookers and try to take credit for Da-an Park.
But there’s not much point in arguing if you see this as an emotionally charged issue, so much so that you think dissing your opponent’s deceased father’s grave is justified. From your “we are a people…” reference, I see that you are actually Taiwanese and have a vested interest in the outcome of all of this, but I still don’t think that the decades-old injustices you perceive or suspect can justify such pettiness today.