Japan's Aso suffers from foot-in-mouth disease

Advice to Japanese PM:

If you don’t have something

good to say about some group

then shut the f**k up!

Granted, I don’t know much about Japanese politics. But if the art/science/blood sport is anything like it is in much of the world then that nation’s prime minister should know enough not to piss off large constituencies.

But piss off folks PM Taro Aso did when he complained about the elderly spending too much tax money by going to the doctor. An Associated Press story said:

“They’re hobbling around and constantly going to the doctor,” Prime Minister Taro Aso was quoted as saying in a transcript of a Nov. 20 meeting of ministers on economic policies.

Who is next on his list? Babies?

The 68-year-old Aso — not exactly a young whipper-snapper — apologized for his remarks about old folks. But he has been noted for his verbal gaffes since taking office in September. He complained to a crowd in October that his job as PM has cut into his favorite past time of reading comics. At least he has a safe constituency there.

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