Well, it was about bloody time that Sakura finally took the stage away from the guys. I've always enjoyed when she's stood up for herself, but what took so damn long for this change? She's had her moments in the post time-skip era, but just fell back into the scenery once one of the boys showed up. It's a shame, becasue she comes across as pretty awesome when you let her go wild.
Since when did everyone and their ninja-hound want to become Hokage? Perhaps Naruto has just drowned out the chorus so long with his repeated declarations over the years. This does bring back a few thoughts on how the Hokage is selected. We're led to believe that the title is just passed on to the most admired or talented. However, history tells us something different. Remember back when Tsunade was selected. She was picked by the city council. Not that I'm claiming she wasn't qualified, but she was picked mainly on her heritage. -- Talk about a legacy government. -- Then we have Danzo, He manipulated the council for the title, but once again the 'people' had zero say in the matter. It's more bureaucracy than anything. This all just proves that Sasuke isn't even remotely qualified to even throw his hat into the ring.
I'm trying to avoid getting ahead of myself in predicting where the series could be going post Ten-Tails. Since Sasuke's delusions of grandeur were hardly mentioned this week, it seems unfair to hold that against the chapter. Lets just say that it's still leaving a bad taste in my mouth and leave it there - for now. When I focus on Sakura, the chapter was a fun read. You can see that Kishimoto put a lot of loving detail in drawing one of our favorite pink-haired furies. She looks amazing throughout. These are moments worth seeing animated.