So minister number 2, Ms. Stegosaurus, gets her walking papers.
Figure 1: Jackpot!
The new Swedish governemt has therefore lost 2 ministers in 8 days, a record by any standard. However the fact they were both forced to resign over rather minor things says more about the Swedish people’s naive view of politics and the ridiculous level of “ethics” they expect public officials to uphold than it does about the politicos themselves.
A note to the Swedish people – please remember that all politicians are scum. Some are only very slightly scum and some are extremely scum, but scum they all are. And to push this point home, Ms. Stegosaurus, having done nothing at all in her “post” as minister is nevertheless claiming her generous year’s redundancy pay, amounting to over a million Swedish crowns of taxpayer’s money. All for sitting on her oversized arse and looking dour for a total of 8 days.
Yeah yeah, politicians suck, tell me something I didn’t know…such as the fact that my broadband has been out for 5 days and I am starting to get the shakes…or that I went to the annual Swedish science-fiction conference at the weekend and talked crap in the bar with some famous sf writers…or that it will probably snow here tomorrow, signalling the beginning of 6 months of dark and cold.
The bears and hedgehogs have the right idea – put on ten kilos, crawl in a hole and wake up in March all thin and frisky. Where do I sign up..?