And Shinzo It Goes

September 12th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

DISGRASIAN Hall-of-Shamer Shinzo Abe announced that he would be stepping down as Prime Minister of Japan today, a move that a New York Times source called “unprecedented.”

Jun Iio, a professor of government at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies evaluates:

“Unfortunately, even though Abe had some successes as prime minister, he will be remembered for the way he resigned. Other prime ministers resigned after putting up a good fight and made the reasons for their resignation very clear. But the way Abe resigned suggests he lacked the qualifications to be prime minister in the first place.”

Admitting defeat is one thing, but proving inadequacy is quite another.

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