Thursday, October 02, 2008
Update on the Aso-on-Ozawa, DPJ-on-LDP Battle
The Prime Minister’s Q&A continued in the Upper House, though without Ichiro Ozawa and his faithful deputy Yukio Hatoyama, it just wasn’t the same. Media reports are showing him even more eager to keep the Diet session running to push the stimulus package and the other two items on his agenda. What he says at this point doesn’t matter; public perception will drive his actions with regard to those items. Supermajority overrides on the consumer protection agency and the Indian Ocean refueling operations remain long shots.