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'Schland doesn't have a menagerie of fools running for president and taken seriously. (they may be fools in a different sense, but they are not dumb, except perhaps der Guido.) Germany has an electorate capable of digesting issues if they are properly placed before them, though they are often not

LOL. I wish that was true. Does anyone want to know what Germany's choice for the European Commission is? Ahem. "Menagerie of fools", right. The comparison to the US, especially the south, isn't everything, Crazy Horse. I mean, it's like saying we have a friendlier climate than, say, the Orkneys. True, but who hasn't.
by Katrin on Fri Dec 9th, 2011 at 05:16:11 PM EST
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I would never knock the Orkneys, being the home to Highland Park whisky and the world's best wind test site. (There's nothing like being served fresh ripe avocados with your whisky where there are no trees... yes, i know, carbon footprint, but it's a sweet memory of my visit to the test station.)

Oettinger notwithstanding, i stand by my point. It's not as bad here, and shows enough promise to get it right. That said, i also don't underestimate amurka's ability to make a tectonic shift.)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 9th, 2011 at 05:49:56 PM EST
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