Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned Wednesday to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minister Naoto Kan, who has a clean and defiant image, emerged as a likely successor. He signaled he intends to run for leadership of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan at a party meeting to be held Friday.
Today’s AIG populist outrage takes the form of a resignation letter published in the NYT. I have a hard time reading this as anything but opportunistic (and slightly slimy). I have a feeling I’ll be shouted down on that one.
This guy “tastefully” resigned from his job by writing his boss on a sheet cake. Mmm, disappointment never looked so delicious!
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…from the Senate. Don’t worry, it’s totally a normal thing for him to do, given that he’s got the Presidency to focus on. Can’t have two jobs at the same time, right? Want to freak a friend out? Tell them, “Obama’s going to resign!”, then send them this link. It’s fun, trust me.
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With a string of recent high-profile resignations at Yahoo, now’s the time to submit a résumé! Executives have been quitting in droves — most recently, the founders of Flickr and Delicious both resigned. Start looking for your job here.
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