Monday, May 28, 2007

If This Was America....

Japan's agriculture minister died Monday after hanging himself just hours before he was to face questioning in a political scandal, officials said, dealing a powerful blow to the increasingly beleaguered government ahead of July elections.

Toshikatsu Matsuoka, 62, was found in his apartment Monday unconscious and declared dead hours later.

If he was in the Bush administration, he would have gotten a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a fellowship at AEI or Heritage.