Out of Control

South Korean lawmakers are instructed by their constitution to "maintain high standards of integrity," but that hasn't prevented them from enjoying a good brawl on the floor of the National Assembly. On March 12, the country's leading politicians were at one another again, chest shoving, dragging each other around like drunks at a rock concert, hurling profanities, punches, shoes and furniture. Decorum finally was restored for a floor vote, and all that energetic wrath was focused on one man: South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun. After a vote tally of 193-2, National Assembly Speaker Park Kwan Yong gravely announced that the...

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