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May 5, 2007

DPP Primary tomorrow

And boy, am I excited.

Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) is hinting that tomorrow's vote is not only a vote on A-bian as well as her. In other words, a vote for Lu is a vote for A-bian. Not going to work.

Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) believes he can get over half of the vote. I'm not so optimistic for him, though he has consistantly been more confident of his support among the party rank and file than the public at large.

Su Chen-chang (蘇貞昌) is spending the day talking about concrete policies, saying he would like to upgrade the status of bicycles and praising the upgrade in Taipei County's status to special municiplaity while promising other areas won't suffer in funds. Good for him.

Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) is brushing off suggestions that A-bian accidently let it slip that he's a Su suporter last night. Those reports are based on the fact that during an interview last night, A-bian was listing slogans from each candidate and went a little too far when reciting Su's. Su's slogan is "If Taiwan wants to win, we should vote for Su Chen-chang." A-bian went as far as "Su" in that slogan before cutting himself off ( 「台灣如果要贏,要選蘇…」). I believe he would never intentionall back a person the day before the primary, so I think Frank's right.

Other than that, Hsieh is complaining that Su won't investigate who leaked the document related the his investigation, while the China Times reports the Ministry of Justice says they "can't investigate." I'm a little confused about the reasoning they use as explained in the article.

Other than that, the legislative primary is also being held at the same time tomorrow. I'll be sure to update you as nominees are decided on!

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