Taiwan, as the World Turns; the Soaps Continue as the Carpetbaggers Defend Their Privilege

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Friday September 17, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

I have been away on vacation for the past three weeks and come back to find the "bushiban soap opera" still continuing. Either the "dancing/entertaining/owner/teacher" or the media or both seem to not want to let it rest. Taipei's Mayor Hau is probably just as happy since the overspending and corruption on the Flora Show is surfacing more and more; it is humorous to see all the KMT pundits work hard to find ways to rationalize the KMT Carpetbagger Privilege that still lingers over Taiwan. Anyone who has lived in Taipei during the Ma and Hau administrations can easily recognize the attitude of "do it wrong the first time" as regards quality; that way one has to continually pay to do it over and over again to one's construction buddies. So the world turns; expect comments soon.