Inauguration Games

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Sunday May 18, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

It appears that Frank Hsieh will not attend Ma Ying-jeou's inauguration; reason given is that Ma has already reneged on his campaign promises even before he has taken office. An extra unofficial reason may be that Hsieh was given the parking place with number 44--not an auspicious number. It makes me wonder who got that parking place in 2004 and in 2000? Nevertheless, our local English Pan-blue rag stated in an editorial that Hsieh's act was one of "sour grapes." Yet somehow, when Lien Chan after defeats in 2000 and 2004, boycotted the inauguration of Chen Shui-bian, Lien's acts were portrayed as noble and righteous. That's life in our political city.