Politics: Good Morning, Mrs. Prime Minister
Roh Moo Hyun's nomination of Han Myung Sook was a clever move. Han's appointment wasn't exactly a major surprise - she was among the top possibilities being tossed around by political observers and advisors. But it will be difficult for the GNP, led by a woman (Park Geun Hye) to block Han's appointment, as they would be seen blocking the first female Prime Minister, just before the elections, and that would rekindle attention on the GNP political scandals over sexist remarks and actions (which were only swept away by URI's golf scandal).
The interesting thing to watch is whether Han's appointment (assuming it is approved) increases the chances for Park to run for president. Perhaps Han, the former Minister of gender Equality, will break down a few more barriers.