[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Roh seems indifferent to other people’s opinions

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Roh seems indifferent to other people’s opinions

Nothing seems to have changed after the talk between the president and the chairwoman of the major opposition party. While paying close attention to the contents of their conversation, it looked as if the two were living in very different worlds.
President Roh Moo-hyun does not seem to share the common feelings of the public on the sluggish economy.
For me, at least, he seemed quite indifferent to the current economic situation, like uncaring President George W. Bush of the United States who revealed his indifference to sufferings caused by Hurricane Katrina.
President Roh did not even seem to bother to listen and consider what Chairwoman Park Geun-hye said.
He grabbed the tail of her every word and dragged it back to the issue he considers and desires to be the most crucial: that of political coalition.
It even looked as if President Roh was trying to force the whole political system into his own frame. South Korea is a liberal democratic nation!
Looking at his remarks, President Roh is too confident that everything will be fine only if we follow the path he desires. However, he must take note that life never goes as planned.
He must acquire more open mindedness and actively absorb the opinion of other people.
Furthermore, he needs to give much thought as to why people are turning against him when they were the ones that previously saved him from being impeached.

by Kim, Hyo-Jeong
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