Comment: Chen Shui-bian, who was Taiwan's president

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Chen Shui-bian, who was Taiwan's president

for an approximately concurrent time as GW Bush (2000 - 2008), has been in JAIL since shortly after he left office:

On September 11, 2009, Chen received a life sentence and was fined NT$200 million[22] (US$6.13 million) for embezzlement, bribery and money laundering involving a total of US$15 million (NT$490 million) in funds while in office from 2000 to 2008.[23] Supporters of Chen contended that the prosecution was politically motivated.[24][25] Chen is the first ROC president to receive a prison sentence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Shui-bian

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What does this tell me? Taiwan is still a land of laws. America has become a place of power and privilege, and privilege for the powerful.

To understand this about my country is to endure a deep, deep sadness.

He's the man.