Regardless of what the Taiwan Provincial investigators found concerning him and his wife, his true believers will stand by him in the end. They will accuse such indictments by the Justice Ministry, which was ironically reformed by Chen and the DPP, as a conspiracy from his opponents for winning the 2004 election at their expense.
It is quite sad that people will still support such as questionable individual even though there is a paper trail of forged receipts that were in his signature. It did not help that he misappropriated a special slush fund used to buy diplomacy to get his wife Tiffany diamonds, hire a Minnan-speaking nanny to take care of his daughter’s kids under government payroll, and also transferring some of those funds to a secret bank account in America (where his son is studying).
What was even sadder was that Chen Shuibian was able to gain the crucial votes in the 2000 election for his reputation as an anti-corruption fighter when he was mayor of Taipei and for ridding the city of vice. After he was elected to power, it seems that he and his family were drunk with success and felt they could abuse their elected powers since they went through hardship in the past and because their “enemies” did so in the past. It got to the point where he reportedly staged his own assasination attempt just to get the swing votes to barely win against his Pan-Blue counterparts.
阿扁錯了嗎？ – Of Course He’s Wrong!
Keroro Gunsou is still a funny cartoon. It’s unfortunate that ADV is going to ruin it when it’s Americanised for the North American market.