Karl … Freiherr … von und zu.

Phew, luckily, I don’t have to vote for the CSU at the end of the month.

As you may know, the CSU sent a 37-year-old hottie to be appointed Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, his noble title prompting the Old Chancellor Schröder to  name him “Baron aus Bayern”, a moniker that seems to be catching on, though this pre-election time is otherwise quite lacklustre and sort of a non-event.

Now, I don’t know whether to agree with the majority of German women who claimed in a poll Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg (jep, that’s his name) was the sexiest German politician (I haven’t been paying attention to any of them, in this aspect, so I wouldn’t know), but it is quite nice to see a young  face trying to look like a serious politician – and succeeding, if judging by his popularity. Apart from what many people describe as a money-wasting affair, that is (a much discussed story from which we, the hoi polloi,  learnt that government outsourcing should be kept secret or avoided altogether).

So why am I happy about not having to vote for the CSU, which is obligatory for most people living in Bavaria?

It is simply because I learnt to dislike the CSU while it was still The Society For Keeping Edmund Stoiber Minister-President. 😆 For those of you who don’t understand enough German: just believe me.



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