Two items for future reference

I’m using my blog as a storage device for two things I know I will want to find at some time in the future.

First, the greatest/worst campaign picture I’ve seen in a long time. This photo is from storm media on July 29.

Hung hypnotize

“You are getting sleepy. One China with the same interpretation is brilliant. Now wake up!”

Don’t you think someone in her campaign should have stopped her from putting the hypnotic glasses on? Oh, that’s right. She doesn’t have any experienced campaign pros working for her.

Second, I’ve referred to this article in casual conversations a few times. Hung stated that during the New Year holiday, she had decided to retire. In other words, she was not planning to run for president as late as New Years, which was February 19. This means she was not preparing to run for president until very, very late. (She formally announced her candidacy on April 3.)

In case that link disappears, here are the relevant parts:

B咖選總統 洪秀柱:其實我想退休

問:那麼又為什麼投入選戰,做出這麼大的努力?

答:其實今年農曆年時,我做了一個決定,準備要退休。那時候想,以我的出身背景,做到今天,也對得起列祖列宗,對我父母親都有交代了。

可是九合一選舉國民黨敗選的衝擊,我相信絕對不是我個人內心痛苦,這是給藍軍很大的震驚,很多人很痛,也有很多人冷漠,那種冷漠更讓我們心裡難過。

那時候報紙上,成篇累牘都是柯P的消息,國民黨消失不見了。這種狀況下,國民黨怎麼打2016的選戰?考慮到這一點,我才有過年以後嗆聲、喊話什麼的。

2 Responses to “Two items for future reference”

  1. Horst Mohammed (@HorstMohammed) Says:

    What I don’t understand is why the KMT leadership doesn’t intervene to put her campaign back on track by surrounding her with some seasoned professionals. Even if they’ve all but conceded the presidential race, there’s still a parliamentary majority to fight for, and if you’ve got a terrible candidate at the top of the ticket, you might not be able to turn out your voters very well. Some might find it attractive if Hung fails miserably and they can just blame a loss on her rather than the overall decline in their party’s popularity, but aren’t they scared by the thought of the DPP controlling both the legislative and executive?

  2. Les Says:

    Hung is not the rank and file’s candidate, she is the candidate of the old guard, Mainlander elite. Just as most LY candidates are rushing to distance themselves from her, so might anyone capable of running a campaign. No-one outside of this clique wants to be associated with a losing campaign, especially one that will inevitable end in a loss of biblical proportions. It doesn’t look good on your CV.

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