Monday, 10 August 2009

German campaign gets much-needed dose of humour

The German election campaign is by all accounts a rather dour affair butDer Spiegel has found a few satirical pledges to liiven things up a bit. My favourite is the pledge by one candidate to rebuild the Berlin Wall and to send pensioners to the east of it. Free cosmetic surgery for everyone surely beats fixing the public hospital system and the installation of a rabbit as German’s national symbol has a certain logic to it.
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