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Life is Boring without Papandreou…

I have to admit it! Journalist-Life is boring without George Papandreou. We miss his erratic and flaky decisions, his talent for stirring up things and his famous verbal slip-ups. However as leader of PASOK and president of Socialist International he is still a welcome guest in international meetings and political parties congresses around the world.

German Greens invited him last week in Kiel where they held their party congress. After talking about nice things like “democracy in Europe”, “Green development” and “Mulitculture”, the German Greens gave green Papandreou … something Green!

A  duck! A …plastic duck! A green plastic duck! Hopefully the duck was made of recycled material….

Delighted to have a duck! Photo from Frankfurter Rundschau “Papandreou with triumphant comeback” (?)

More about Papandreou’s appearance in Kiel in DER SPIEGEL: Papandreou bring Glamour… 

PS Has anyone seen our new PM Lukas Papademos around?

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  1. De Green Duck seems indeed to be eco-friendly. I only hope they did not import it from New Zealand! Because that would be a horrible eco-footprint!

    And no, I don’t miss GPap a bit. Nor do I miss the new guy. Great to not see them every day. Must be because they are working?
    But GPap must be a great, great guy to hang around with? Or is he more like that one creepy uncle or aunt every family seem to have who is always around at every gathering. Invited or not… And every time the whole family is praying that THIS time he/she will not come?! 🙄

  2. It’s just politicians who think that most of their potential voters just read the headline “referendum”. Guess that Papandreou-show makes 5% minus for these “Greens”… On the other hand there is Solarworld who wanna build huge power plants in Greece. It’s said that their power will equal ten nuclear power plants. The German insurance companies plans to get enough solar power from North Africa are nearly cancelled because they now think that they have to leave most of their harvest there. Looks like it’s easier to steal it Greece away…