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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
The case of Angela Merkel, via Rome's Il Giornale:

MERKEL: Pope needs to clarify.
VATICAN: He already has.
CACCIAGUIDA (actually, this bit is not in Il Giornale): Mme. Bundeskanzler, for at least 23 years during the incumbency of the criminal East German Communist regime, while it was Lives-of-Others-ing away, you were happily studying physics and enjoying the patronage of that state. So please go make sauermagen with your morality lessons. Oh and do lose the election, so that when we once again have a guy as Bundeskanzler, I can tell him what I really think when he mouths off at the Pope. Gutdankwiedsehn.