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saw on very late news last night how shocked and shaken Ypsilanti appeared.  ahhh politics. walter looked like a toad, croaking about losing 10,000 jobs. He belongs with the rest of the kool-aid drinkers in the FDP.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 07:11:01 AM EST
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Although the CDU might suit him as well.

,,Vorgehen der SPD ist nicht nachvollziehbar" - Politik - Deutschland - Handelsblatt.com"Approach of the SPD is incomprehensible" - Politics - Germany - Handelsblatt.com
Wolfgang Clement: Ich bin froh, dass dieser Kelch an uns vorübergegangen ist. Ich habe hohen Respekt vor den vier SPD-Abgeordneten, die deutlich gemacht haben, dass sie den Wortbruch von Frau Ypsilanti nicht akzeptieren und mittragen können. Außerdem ist die ausgehandelte Koalitionsvereinbarung wirtschafts- und arbeitsmarktfeindlich. Deshalb ist es gut, dass diese Regierung nicht zustande kommt. Sie wäre für Hessen und Deutschland ein Rückschlag gewesen.Wolfgang Clement: I am happy, that this chalice has passed us by. I have great respect for the four SPD delegates, who have made clear that they do not accept and can not carry the breach of promise of Ms. Ypsilanti. Furthermore, the negotiated coalition agreement is hostile to the economy and the labour market. For that reason, it is good that this government will not come about. It would have been a setback for Hesse and Germany.

Take note that Clement also directs fire against Steinmeier et al in Berlin. Some gratitude. Here's Steinmeier, back in August.
Parteiausschluss: Steinmeier verteidigt Clement - Politik - SPIEGEL ONLINE - NachrichtenParty expulsion: Steinmeier defends Clement - Politics - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Rückhalt für Wolfgang Clement: SPD-Vize Steinmeier stellt sich im SPIEGEL-Interview energisch hinter den früheren Wirtschaftsminister, der aus der Partei ausgeschlossen werden soll. Clement sei ein Querdenker, aber kein Querulant, sagt Steinmeier.Backing for Wolfgang Clement: in an interview with SPIEGEL [then] SPD vice party leader Steinmeier puts himself energetically behind the former minister of economy, who would be expelled from the party. Clement is a lateral thinker, but not a troublemaker, Steinmeier says.

A complete Fehleinschätzung. Clement is a smug, self-serving man who basks in the media attention he gets for sticking it to his own party. Someday Steinmeier will get his share of trouble with him, too.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 08:05:33 AM EST
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Clement has Joementum.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 12:35:04 PM EST
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While the four are still not giving their mandates back, Walter resigned as vice-chairman, and another resigned all her party posts except the regional parliament membership.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 02:06:10 PM EST
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