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Well, yes, but let's remember that the FDP justice minister preventing the Großer Lauschangriff [for others: a wide-reaching law on permitting eavesdropping on people, including journalists, priests and doctors, from the late Kohl era] was a dissident within her party with her opinion...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 03:53:18 PM EST
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A yes, she of the many-lettered last name.

To be fair, she could be characterized as representing a recognized minority opinion in her party rather than as a dissident, seeing as she had Gerhard Baum and Burkhard Hirsch in her corner.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt ät gmail dotcom) on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 04:03:15 PM EST
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Here I hope the "Spiegel" speculation turns out right and she returns to the justice ministry.
by Detlef (Detlef1961_at_yahoo_dot_de) on Sun Sep 27th, 2009 at 04:25:59 PM EST
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