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I didn't say it either as bad or good thing.

The implicit issue in what I said is a minor sub-thread of the public debate on Wenger between the Left Party and detractors accusing it of knowingly bringing along foul cargo. I am reporting, not commenting:

Wenger didn't enter the Left Party, only its list under the aggreement to only represent Left Party positions if elected. However, the accusation went further that the Left Party assured her presence in Parliament with that list place, "for a few votes more": as the trade-off was that the communist dwarf party DKP didn't run in the elections. But some from the Left Party countered that she was given a lower place on the list, which wouldn't have gotten her in had the party not beaten opinion polls (getting 7% instead of 5%).

And now I am commenting.

Though I don't completely agree with the interpretation in nanne's link, I wrote about Wenger's comments re idolising the DDR. Though Wenger claims she was tricked and edited by the reporters on the two parts I quoted and which were most discussed, there were other whoppers that are more in the category of whitewashing a past regime rather than advocating real communism or socialism, say stuff on Margot Honecker. She may have specific blinders on as the daughter of parents and being herself someone who was under long state surveillance and persecution in West Germany, but those are blinders nevertheless.

Note that I'm not sure I have any serious problems with the other DKP member turned scandal for the Left Party mentioned in my linked diary, Pit Merz.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Feb 25th, 2008 at 05:23:18 AM EST
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