Ma Ying-jeou, the Drama of it All

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Monday May 19, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

On the eve of his inauguration as President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou described his feelings as "treading on thin ice and standing on the edge of an abyss." How true. It is only natural that when you have promised everything to everyone, that sooner or later it sinks in that people will realize you cannot deliver. It is also only natural that when you have claimed to be what you are not that sooner or later more people will see through the two-faced pretense. Thin ice and an abyss? It is of his choosing.