So Ichiwhatsit Ozawa (the odious toad who apparently runs Hatoyama if you believe the Gomiuri) is in the doghouse because his secretary has been busted for taking bribes. Our Man had refrained from commenting on it before not because he had nothing sensible to say about it (if those were the rules, Our Man wouldn't have posted anything since, er, well... ever) but because his secretary was nothing to set the pulse racing.
Come on, we're not talking The Profumo Affair here, or Cecil Parkinson and Sarah whatsherface (or even John Major and Edwina Thingy). His secretary's a balding middle-aged bureaucrat. Our Man knows. He caught a glimpse of him in the back of a car on the TV lunchtime news as Our Man tucked into a mutton keema curry at his local Nepalese. We're talking "one" on a one-to-five spiciness rating.
For a sober analysis check this post out by Our Man in Osaka. Continue reading for Our Man's verdict on Ozawa:
Guilty m'lud. Send him down.
Can Hatoyama's government live without him? Well, can't live with him, can't live without him, but might be fun trying.