Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Democracy growing in Korea

Here is an interesting article about the recent cabinet reshuffle in Korea.
The best news is that Lee Myung Bak is on the way out. I don't have a negative opinion of ole 2MB. In fact I don't follow Korean politics closely enough to really have any opinion of him. Nevertheless I say it's nice that he is on his way out because it means that someone quite different from him is likely to be on his way in, probably from the Minjudang party. Ideological diversity in the top position, particularly in Korea where the president holds so much power, can only be healthy. Particularly when the politics in a country is as polarized as it is in Korea. By swaying from left to right most polices in the long duree tend to be enacted in a fairly centrist fashion.

Kudos to Korean democracy.