Thai prime minister Samak Sundaravej was recently removed from office because…he took pay to host a cooking show! Later, he got in more hot water when he was found guilty of defaming another politician during a political talk show he was hosting. Perhaps his next TV appearance should be on a Thai version of Judge Judy.
To Americans, this sounds as weird as electing Emeril president and then impeaching him for selling cookbooks. Actually, Samak is a career politician who moonlighted as