On the lighter side, I can’t stop thinking about Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo is one of my favorite childhood cartoons. In it, a group of teenagers and their dog, Scooby Doo, solve a series of mysteries. At the end of every mystery, they unmask the villain who always exclaims, “and I’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”
President Ma seemed to have this fight won. The DPP was going to protest loudly and ineffectively, and the KMT caucus was going to follow orders and pass the Cross Straits Services Trade Agreement. We’ve seen this soap opera before, and we know how it usually ends.
And then the students stepped in and changed everything. If the CSSTA eventually doesn’t pass, Ma will be justified in echoing a host of thwarted schemers:
The irony is that these students were only ready to take on such a monumental task because Ma has been training them for two years. They’ve been practicing and learning how to run large scale protests. Chris Wang at Taipei Times has written a very good story today making exactly this point.
Scooby Dooby Doo!