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has revolved around animals and wildlife, so I think the Animal Party's positions are things that we as a human race should eventually aspire to both in hunting and animal testing, and in most other areas.  Although their party platform does call for long phase in times as a matter of practicality.

I learned about Marianne a few years back after she started the party as she is someone who has made quite s splash in Green and Animal Welfare circles, and for at least a year, it was thought by many that she had a serious chance to break into Parliament. Many in Australia have been discussing a similar party, although our Greens are very animal welfare oriented.  So I am not sure if this would happen.

Although I have never met her or know anyone close to her, the general scoop is that she combines intelligence, charisma, charm and is eminently likable as a person and politician.

She will certainly now become the "darling of the cause" worldwide I suspect given her success and her character.

As for Geert Wilders, I have never seen a picture of him where he wasn't having a bad hair day.  He seems to think the look is somehow attractive???  I really do not know much about him, but the Wiki article says he was born Catholic but has left the church.  If religion is not the motivation for people like him and Fortuyn--what then is their motivation for their odd policies.  Fortuyn's combination of gay, fascist and anti-environmentalist never made any sense to me.

I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Norwegian Chef (hephaestion@surfbirder.com) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 06:32:24 PM EST
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