With Friends Like This…

Is it me, or over the past, oh, say 10 years or so have we seen an epidemic of political spouses going out of their way to draw attention to themselves and sort of trash their elected spouse? I really don’t understand it, except as some sort of attention-deficit response to years of the spotlight being on the office seeker. Well, here’s the latest example

Japan’s new prime minister has terrible fashion sense, cannot cook and is an intellectual lightweight; not the verdict of Naoto Kan’s political opponents, but the musings of his own wife.

Mr Kan was struggling to maintain his credibility yesterday after his wife, Nobuko, took the unusual step of publishing a book that lists her husband’s failings. It is a very long list.

I just don’t get it.

2 Responses to “With Friends Like This…”

  1. Cullen says:

    I don’t understand why she would publish a book while the dude’s in office. That makes even less sense. Unless she’s trying to provoke a divorce. Crazy.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    I dunno about divorce, Cullen. In Japan a disgraced/publicly humiliated guy usually commits seppuku or something equally appalling. But then, the Japanese are also addicted to mortifying game shows, so who knows? Schmaybe it’s foreplay.

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