The Waiting Game

Since being stripped of his presidency three weeks ago, Roh Moo Hyun has had a lot of downtime. He spent a weekend hiking with his family on a mountain overlooking the Blue House, the presidential mansion where he still resides. An aide says that on workdays Roh plows through a Korean translation of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's autobiography. He's been on TV, but didn't speak: since the impeachment, Roh hasn't addressed the nation.

This week, South Korea's nine-judge Constitutional Court begins hearing arguments over Roh's ouster. His lawyers intend to argue that the impeachment was railroaded...

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