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Jul 6, 2007

Ma, renaissance man: farmer, fisher, laborer

Ma's moving south to Taichung! And he's going to take up farming, fishing and manual labor!

Well, he's only moving for 18 days.

And will work as a farmer, fisherman and laborer for three.

I'm all for politicians trying to understand the lives of normal people, since nearly all of them are so far removed from normal life. But I find this plan to smack of paternalism. Its almost worse than, you know, getting a shovel out and breaking ground for construction only to be shuttled off into your car and moving to the next photo op. Or riding your bike to work -- for one day. Or taking the bus to work -- for one day.

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