Sunday, February 27, 2005

Like Queen without Freddie Mercury

As long as we are on the subject of Queens, the German entertainer and talkshow host Harald Schmidt has a memorable quote in Sunday's Die Welt (p.2) on demands that Joschka Fischer, German Vice-Chancellor, Foreign Minister and guiding light of the German Green Party, step down for allegedly knowingly tolerating illegal Schengen Visa abuses which have enabled prostitution and human trafficking:

"Without Joschka Fischer the Greens are like Queen without Freddie Mercury."
["Ohne Joschka Fischer sind die GrĂ¼nen wie Queen ohne Freddie Mercury."]


See also (all in English)
Spiegel Online
Deutsche Welle World
Times Online
VodkaPundit

Our question is, what would the hapless Schroeder administration do without a competent, if politically damaged, Fischer?

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