A politician in Japan told the truth the other day. Now he’s embarrassed and opposition politicians are outraged:
“Japan’s justice minister is facing calls for his resignation after he was quoted as saying his job was easy and he had no idea why he had got it.
“He said ‘I won’t comment on individual cases’ was a useful phrase in parliament, adding: ‘I use it whenever I don’t understand.’
“The other [useful phrase] was: ‘We’re responding to the case in accordance with the law and evidence,’ he said.” — Resignation calls after Japan justice minister’s gaffe
The experienced politicians and the reporters need to sit down with the freshmen during orientation week and make clear the standards expected. I guess the problem with that idea is they’d lie to the newbies. Because it’s not really outrage that the opposition is feeling; it’s glee. They’re just better and faking it.