• commander

    With the nation’s democracy gaining maturity in the throes of clashes and conflicts, a phenomenon that is widely found in advanced democracies, the administration id no longer able to press ahead with its bill without consultation and discussion with the legislature.

    The still vivid memory of media control by former preaident Lee Myung-bak understandably and compellingly gives the opposition party the reason for the objection to the transfer of broadcasting oversight agency’s main fumctions to the newly proposed mammoth ministry.

    Without dispelling the concerns and suspicion over possible ripple affects from power concentration, the present political standoff will not be broken in Park’s favor.

    Kim’s withdrawl of candidacy leaves a lot to be desired. Legislative confrontation can be viewed a disappointingly dysfunctional parliament but also seen as ample evidence of a democratic process that can reconcile conflicting values and arguments.

    Continued political standoff in Washington over fiscal spending and a higher tax for the well to do can be a case in point.

    This means his decision might be somewhat hasty. His intial aspiration to honorably serve his mother country should have overrided uncertainty and public concerns over his truthfulness about his resolve for the nation’s renewed development.

  • Yu Bum Suk

    I’d love to see what would happen if they brought Michelle Rhee in to be minister of education.

  • redgirls

    What a pity, he is such a clever fellow.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    Smart man. It takes a special kind of sleazeball to move into a political sh*tstorm with a straight face.

  • ChuckRamone

    Some people just aren’t cut out for the world of politics. For me, it speaks in his favor that he’s not the type to enter that world.

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