Monday, December 15, 2003
DO YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS GUY DOESN'T WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? ROH MOO-HYUN OFFERS TO RESIGN IF HIS PARTY ILLEGAL FUNDS EXCEEDED 10% OF THAT GATHERED BY THE GNP
In what seems to be the latest political gamble to save his troubled leadership, President Roh Moo-hyun yesterday vowed to quit the presidency if his election camp is found to have received illegal campaign funds that total more than one tenth what the majority party took to help fund last year's presidential election.Savvy political move (the Marmot thinks Roh might be right in concluding that the GNP's illegal funds outnumbered Roh's by more than 10 to 1), merely the latest in a string of bumbling reactions to the latest problem of the day, or sign that Roh really doesn't like his job? You be the judge.
"I would step down as president and quit politics if the illegal funds spent by my camp exceed a tenth of those of the Grand National Party," Roh was quoted as saying by GNP Chairman Choe Byung-yul.