Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More On The (Not-So) Grand Coalition

From The Brussels Journal: Merkel's Not So Grand Coalition
As the new coalition is a marriage of convenience rather than love, it is unfortunate that their baby is bad-looking and stupid. When an ugly and intelligent person marries a beautiful and foolish one, they sometimes end up with good-looking and bright offspring. Not, however, this time in Germany. Merkel’s baby, the new government’s program presented to the nation last Thursday, is so ugly that her “Grand Coalition” came under immediate attack from various quarters: trade unions, professional organisations, industrial leaders and the press from the left to the right. They all reproach Merkel for tinkering with the problems instead of applying radical solutions.
That's the fun part, please read the rest for the analysis.