Chen wins election

Taiwan’s president wins presidential election one day after assassination attempt

We were up all night watching this stuff on TV. I am sooooo tired now. Chen and Lu won by a narrow margin of less than 30,000 votes, but on the other hand – by a far higher percentage than they received four years ago. Lien Chan and James Soong are losers and rather than concede with honor they are demanding a recount and are claiming that the assassination attempt yesterday against Chen and Lu gave them an unfair advantage. But there’s nothing really fair about getting shot at either – I mean what if the idiot that tried to shoot them actually succeeded in blowing their brains out? Stupid freakin’ conspiracy theories…