Former vice premier Yeh Chu-lan (
Vice President Annette Lu (
Former Presidential Office secretary-general Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), for example, is the party's candidate for vice president, Lu said, and she wished Yeh good luck.
Yeh accepted the job after Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Frank Hsieh (
Lu said that she has always admired Yeh's intelligence and courage both as a woman and as a politician.
Yeh is best known for her role in uncovering a construction scandal involving a segment of the Sun Yat-sen Freeway connecting Taipei County's Sijhih (
The scandal, better known as the "No. 18 bid" case, cost then minister of transportation and communications Eugene Chien (
Yeh, who entered politics after the sudden death of her husband Deng Nan-jung (鄭南榕), has served as chairwoman of the Council for Hakka Affairs, minister of transportation and communications, vice premier and acting Kaohsiung mayor.
Deng set himself alight on April 7, 1989 as armed police attempted to break into his office following 71 days of self-imposed isolation. Deng had been charged with sedition for the anti-government stance of his magazine after it published a draft "Taiwan Republic Constitution" in 1988.
Commenting on the Hsieh-Su ticket, Lu said that Deputy Presidential Office Secretary-General Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) did a fine job in successfully persuading Su to pair up with Hsieh when Cho was doubling up as the secretary-general.
"The president might have pushed the Hsieh-Su ticket a little bit too hard, so Su was under a lot of pressure and ran away from the wedding," he said.
Although Chen had failed to "force Su into marriage," Lu said that Cho deserved credit for bringing up the proposal with Su and accomplishing the difficult task.