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What is LDP official trying to do?

Regarding the Dec. 6 article “Aso Cabinet said on ‘edge of cliff’ “: It is quite frankly incredible that a high-profile Liberal Democratic Party official such as the party’s acting secretary general, Nobuteru Ishihara, should choose to reveal that 70 to 80 percent of LDP lawmakers have so little confidence in Prime Minister Taro Aso. Yet, paradoxically, he claims to still support the current administration.

How is the general public supposed to have any confidence in Aso when he is apparently losing support from the very people who chose him for the job? What does that say about the judgment of the LDP lawmakers themselves? If Aso’s premiership turns out to be a failure, as is now widely expected, people should think carefully about the responsibility of their local LDP representatives when they are next allowed to cast their votes in a general election.

simon foston

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