No big deal, Huh?
They call for Lian Zhan to resign for those comments in today’s editorial.
Lien must resign
Closer to home, citizens await today’s judgement of the Taiwan High Court on the suit to nullify the re-election of President Chen Shui-bian on March 20 filed by the pan-blue ticket of Kuomintang Chairman Lien Chan and People First Party James Soong.
In recent days, pan-blue politicians have cast aspersions on the independence of the court’s judgement, in a childish and transparent display of lack of confidence in the Taiwan High Court’s decision.
Since the KMT did not respect judicial independence during the decades of its martial law rule, we can appreciate that KMT leaders have difficulty grasping that the DPP government has neither the desire nor the capability to impose its will on the judges.
But no degree of resentment for a (well-earned) electoral defeat can justify Lien’s statement aimed at President Chen, that “anyone can execute a man who has won an election through fraud.”
In the context of the March 19 attempted shooting of President Chen and the KMT’s own bloody record of political murder, such incitements transgress any conception of “election language.”
If Lien has any conception of political responsibility, he will apologize and resign. [/quote]