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Snoopy victorious

Posted by Charles II on March 1, 2011


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More of that superior morality for which conservatives have become justly notorious, European edition, from Helen Pidd of The Guardian:

He was voted Germany’s most popular politician, a chisel-jawed, gelled-haired aristocrat who held such rock-star status that his party used to play an AC/DC track every time he took to the stage. But Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has resigned as defence minister after being engulfed by a plagiarism scandal, leaving the ruling coalition with a serious charisma vacuum.

His departure is a huge blow for Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union party (CDU). Already weakened after defeats in recent regional elections, she is facing the prospect of implosion at six other local polls this year.

The 39-year-old baron, often tipped to be a future chancellor, has handed in his notice to Merkel after almost two weeks of frontpage stories about the authenticity of his PhD thesis.

Muammar Gaddafi’s son got a lot of attention for his own academic misdeeds. I wonder whether the Baron from Cut-and-Paste will get similar scrutiny.

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