Monday, December 17, 2012

Noda, Tanigaki, Hosono, Koizumi*, Ishiba-Okada-Kan, in That Order

Can you guess what that is?

TV Tokyo asked 100 political reporters who the most effective politicians were and they came up with that list, that’s what. Noda was the favorite by a mile, while Kan managed to finish in a tie for fifth. Abe, the prospective prime minister, clocked in at fifteenth, a fact that came out in a sidebar. The reporters respect politicians who prioritize making policy over getting reelected and ideals over expediency, policy.

Think about that.

* Shinjiro, not Koizumi. And so far, they’re right as far as I’m concerned.

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