Skip to comments.Candidate accused of forging Bush photo
Posted on 01/24/2008 8:29:36 PM PST by jdm
SEOUL, Jan 23: A South Korean presidential candidate accused of forging a picture of himself posing with US President George Bush was arrested on Wednesday for alleged election misconduct, state prosecutors said.
Huh Kyung-Young, known as a maverick in South Korean politics, is suspected of faking the picture to win support in last month's polls, they said.
I am the victim of political suppression, Huh told reporters before he was taken away.
The picture shows Huh and Bush in black suits and bow ties and was allegedly taken at Mr Bushs 2001 inauguration ceremony. Huh has produced a White House invitation letter and reception card as evidence.
The arrest is just the latest blow for the 59-year-old, who is also facing a libel action over his claims of a relationship with the daughter of late President Park Chung-Hee.
Huh finished seventh among 10 candidates with 0.4 per cent of the vote after making eccentric pledges such as promising 100 million won (104,384 dollars) to every newly-wed couple.
Darn, I was hoping it was Clinton or Ron Paul.
Yeah, thought the “world” hated Bush? Hmmm...
Dan Rather in Korea?
Huh? Shouldn't there be a question mark somewhere in his name. Seems questionable. Huh?
Huh was the only Korean politician to be invited to Pres. Bushs inaugural ball held on Jan. 18th, 2001. Here Huh received a positive response from Bush when he explained to him that the UN HQ should be moved to Panmmunjon, in order to ensure the security of Korea and world peace.
“I went to the inauguration and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.”