Lies, Lies and More Lies, Part II, How Much is Ma Ying-jeou Responsible for?
Friday December 16, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.
A second batch of attacks in the KMT smear campaign on Tsai Ing-wen are the accusations leveled by Christina Liu, Minister of the Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) of the Ma government. Minister Liu claimed that Tsai Ing-wen's involvement with the TaiMed Group violated the law because of later profits; unfortunately Liu was in error about the dates on when Tsai left the group, a matter that had been examined long ago. Liu was now using "forged" documents that changed the dates in favor of Liu's accusation.
Liu apologized that she had the dates "confused." Confused? Is Liu saying that she is sorry that she confused the dates that would make Tsai guilty or innocent, or is Liu saying that she apologizes that she was caught using the wrong, i.e. falsified, dates? Is she confused that she was caught in an obvious false accusation? Is she confused that people would actually check and realize that liars are liars? What exactly is the guilty Liu confused about?
The KMT smear campaign goes on and it becomes more and more obvious that the country has wasted four years under Ma Ying-jeou. We hope that no one is confused about that.
Stay tuned, there is more to come on this. Hopefully the nation will find whether Liu was being a willing dupe, or whether Liu was in on the smear from the beginning.