Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Great Sasuke enters the Iwate gubernatorial race! (Video) » Japan Probe

The Great Sasuke enters the Iwate gubernatorial race! (Video) » Japan Probe:

"Great news, Iwate residents: Pro-wrestling legend The Great Sasuke wants to be your next governor:
MOROIKA — Professional wrestler and prefectural assembly member The Great Sasuke, who has stirred controversy by attending sessions by wearing an outrageous wrestling mask, has decided to run in the upcoming Iwate gubernatorial race, his aids have said.
The Great Sasuke was elected to the Iwate Prefectural Assembly in 2003 with the backing of the Liberal Party (which has since merged into the DPJ). He insisted on wearing his mask while serving in the assembly, something that clearly annoyed some of the other assembly members. LDP politicians in the assembly tried to pass a motion that would have banned members from wearing masks in the assembly hall, but their attempt failed. The people of Iwate Prefecture elected The Great Sasuke, who had campaigned using his wrestling name and wearing his mask, so it was obviously their will that he should remain The Great Sasuke while serving them in office. I don’t really know much about his politics, but how could voters not support a guy who wears a cool mask and can pull of the awesome moves shown in the video below?"

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