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can the lega survive without its charismatic fire-breather leader? are there any lega leaders who aren't batshit loony?

not that the other parties' leaders are anything to write home about, except di pietro.

bossi was really a piece of work... very nice to see less of his ugly mug on the teevee.

 

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Apr 5th, 2012 at 12:29:33 PM EST
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Bossi was a legendary imposture. He celebrated his graduation several times without ever graduating in medicine and asserted once to the venerable reporter, Giorgio Bocca, that he was the actual inventor of some sort of medical machine that had revolutionized the field. His idea, ya, got stolen... and then he discovered his knack for politics and brought his own peculiar talent as a lifelong bullshit artist to full maturity. With Berlusconi it was the marriage of like minds.

As for the Lega Nord, it has been in open revolt for well over a year with the inner critics such as ex-minister of the interior Roberto Maroni sternly silenced or outright censored in their media. Bossi's failing charisma brought about the cancellation of many rallies for fear of contestation.

The party has some young upstarts such as Verona's mayor Flavio Tosi who was almost kicked out of the party recently for insubordination. For the moment the party will be run by a troika until some sort of party electoral farse is slapped together.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Thu Apr 5th, 2012 at 01:03:00 PM EST
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thanks for the context. yes it was Tosi i have seen on a few talk shows, sounding semi-coherent and looking vaguely sincere.

are any of the lega's platforms reasonable at all?

other than 'we work harder and don't want to support the lazy south', what do they have to offer the electorate?

might bossi's exit enable them to be more effective, is it too early to tell?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Apr 5th, 2012 at 01:18:45 PM EST
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