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Power Doesn’t Flow from the Mouth of a Politician

Rarely do I comment on South Korean domestic politics, but what does the last clause of the last sentence mean?

Immediately after the mass withdrawal of Prime Minister-designate Kim Tae-ho and other figures nominated by him for high positions, President Lee emphasized that he would take those events as a starting point for efforts to let the principles of a fair society take root not only in public officialdom but in all areas, including politics, economics, society and culture. This has prompted observations, however, that the president may be embarking on a large-scale turnaround through a drive for corrective inspection.

Is he going to get an enema?


Subversive AND Skeptical in the South

Just when I get frustrated with the expat blogosphere – which seems utterly ridiculous with conservatives who trust implicitly that the voices in their head spewing out invective are more convincing than facts – students give me hope. I’m not working today, but the BBC picks up the load. Sungsoo Ji in Masan and I would probably agree.

I’ve done my national service and I’ve still got friends in the army. They’re saying that soldiers are getting more training and that things are getting serious.

Our president could be overreacting though – North Korea doesn’t want war.

To be honest, I’m not sure I trust the information given to us about the Cheonan sinking. It could be a trick because it’s election period at the moment, so it could be some kind of strategy.


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