Any more delicious stories about Bo Guagua, the hard-partying son of the now disgraced Communist Party boss in China? It seems his family gathered US$160 million in the past ten years of political power. And the son has been partying hard, from England’s top prep schools and universities, to Harvard. Where are Japan’s messy princelings? In the US, are the Bush kids the equivalent of Guagua?
Check out this movie trailer. The movie Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor, explores how an adult son’s relationship with his father improves when dad comes out. Wonder if it will come to Tokyo.
Osama Bin Laden’s son is looking good! I guess finding one of the world’s biggest terrorists’ son sexy is probably “no guudo” (no good) as we say in Japan. But still! I also agree with his brothers and his statement that “We maintain that arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems.” If only this concept was universally shared.
There’s no small irony that this Saudi hottie is wearing a Calvin Klein t-shirt, no? I also love how his “Growing Up bin Laden” memoir seems to echo the famous life story of the Kardashian sisters.
Call me shallow, which my husband often does, but I was disappointed that Japan’s new Prime Minister Hatoyama, who defeated the long ruling LDP in a landslide yesterday, has the looks and charisma of a dead fish. So of course I was thrilled that the TV news coverage included endless coverage of former PM Koizumi’s attractive TV star son who managed to inherit daddy’s seat in a rare LDP and father-son win.
My favorite part of the coverage was when the expertly coiffed son teared up at a campaign press conference. This clip was on constant rotation last night. The boy knows how to act! If anyone can find the Youtube clip, I would be thrilled to post it. Here’s a small still:
Shinjiro, can you become the John-John Kennedy of Japan?
I also savored the grumpy old men who lost and complained that they were defeated by “assassin” female candidates who “stole” votes because they were young and pretty. Although I doubt the new party will change much, if anything, it was satisfying to see the old guard lamenting their lack of appeal.
Here’s one English language video clip about Koizumi Shinjiro and daddy-son politics in Japan.