Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Parliamentary Melee, again

Here we go again. The lawmakers in Taiwan watch too much wrestling on TV. Check out this story, (be sure to click on the video link) :

Parliamentary Brawl

I am torn about my feelings regarding this matter. While it seems extremely uncouth, I think that it's great to see such vehemence. Anyone who has ever watched C-Span back in the U.S. can tell you that watching the American legislature is about as exciting as watching paint dry. All too often legislatures seem constrained by formalities and come across as simply going through the motions.

Far too often legislatures debate issues as disparate as war appropriations and taxation with the same staid sobriety.

Where is the passion?'s in Taiwan!

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