Thursday, February 19, 2009

Signs of hope

In Europe:
The European Union has turned into an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to the Communist dictatorships of eastern Europe that forbade alternative thinking, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told the European Parliament on Thursday.

Klaus, whose country now holds the rotating EU presidency, set out a scathing attack on the EU project and its institutions, provoking boos from many lawmakers, some of whom walked out, but applause from nationalists and other anti-EU legislators.

I saw Klaus speak about the environment, and I got to meet him. He makes me wish we had a rotating presidency. I'd love to see Governor Sanford of South Carolina as president, if only for a year.

Addendum: French students are not hopeful. 10-1 odds that the EU disintegrates.

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