Ex-VP strikes back; how many celestial bodies does DPP need?
The China Post news staffEvents within the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) seem to have taken a galactic turn.
December 25, 2013, 12:18 am TWN
Referring to Taipei mayoral aspirant Dr. Ko Wen-je's (柯文哲) recent meeting with DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), former Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮), who is also seeking the DPP nomination for Taipei mayor, yesterday urged her party's headquarters to release a transcript of the conversation between the “extraterrestrial” and the “earthling.” Lu explained that she meant no disrespect to Ko, and that she respects him for what he is: an extraterrestrial.
Lu added that the content of a conversation between an earthling and an extraterrestrial would prove to be very interesting indeed.
Lu was previously reported as asking why the DPP, which has such a broad talent pool, would nominate an “extraterrestrial” for its mayoral candidate.
“We don't need an extraterrestrial meddling with the DPP,” Lu stated.
Somebody call the Men in Black.
Matters for the former vice president herself, however, seem to have taken a biblical turn.
In response to a United Daily News survey indicating that public support for her candidacy had decreased, Lu said, “How is it possible that I open (a copy of the newspaper) today to find that my ratings have almost fallen to hell?”
The former vice president dismissed the results, explaining that Taiwan has become too superstitious with polls in recent years and that such surveys often serve merely to boost the momentum of the weakest contenders.
Lu called on the media to stop using survey figures to manipulate the race.
When asked by reporters how she would describe herself given her division of the players in today's political scene into “lions” and “extraterrestrials,” Lu said that she aspires to become a genuine “junzi,” a Confucian term denoting a highly virtuous individual.