Max Hirsch (Taiwan Foreign Correspondents’ Club):
Mr. President, we have heard you criticize the weather bureau for failing actual predicting on the rainfall. We have heard you criticize the local government,
blaming affected villagers, not understanding how serious the typhoon is before it hit, even the weather bureau did not know that.
also the apparent flip-floping of the government on the issue of international assistance,
there seems to be a track record for inconsistencies. and also, um, scheduling issues. last week at the height of the crisis, ... city hosting APPU in taipei... on .... Saturday, as the nation began warning and as relief and rescue were still very much under way, you apparently thought it's a good idea to go to a baseball game, and sir, criticism abounds, and at your nation's most desperate hour, when it most needed you to project an image of strong, decisive and passionate leader that you fill. And my question is, in your mind, is your leadership strong? or is it weak? How would you rate your own leadership abilities? Are you a weak leader or are you a strong leader?
My next question is for Vice President Hsiao, with the exception of the national security meeting and today's press conference, you have been conspicuously absent from the public eye, ... acute concern .. worst weather ?? of the Taiwan history. In fact you have been conspicuously absent from the public eye since you've been discharged from the hospital, and so my question to you is, Mr. President Hsiao, are you healthy enough? or Are you physically fit enough to execute the duty of the office of the president.?
Ma: If I understand your questions correctly, you first mentioned the, the weather factor right? ......
I can't wait to read the full transcript.