A top official with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) apparently attributed the failure of a 700-billion-dollar financial bailout bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to its speaker being a woman.

“The House speaker is a woman … I feel the leadership is a bit different from that of a man. That’s why it failed,” Takashi Sasagawa, chairman of the LDP General Council, told reporters at the Diet on Tuesday.

Sasagawa’s sexist remarks, which refer to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are expected to stir controversy.

Source: Mainichi


2 thoughts on “Japanese LDP Official Blames US Financial Bailout Failure on Woman Speaker

  1. Pelosi wasn’t at fault for the failing bill, it was a combination of factors that lead to a Nay in the House. (While the Senate says Yay to the bill.) One person can’t destroy the economy or be blamed for it, but 536 people sure can. =P

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