Former DPP Chairman and turncoat Shih Ming-te, who recently led the anti-Chen protests in Taiwan, is off to the US, going back on his promise to remain in isolation….

Some of the remaining members of the self-styled “Million Voices Against Corruption” campaign were outraged to discover that their headquarters on Chongqing S Road has been closed without warning and that their erstwhile leader has left the country, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported yesterday.

About 10 protesters gathered outside the locked metal door to protest on Wednesday, but were dispersed after campaign leaders called the police.

The office was closed just days after former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德), who had pledged to “imprison” himself in his apartment until President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) left office, traveled to the US on Feb. 15, reportedly for medical treatment.

Campaign spokesperson Chang Fu-chung (張富忠) said yesterday that Shih had undergone surgery for liver cancer.

Shih also plans to stop in Japan for media interviews on his way home early next month.

Who didn’t predict this would happen? Everyone but the dupes who forked over $100.