Politicians staggeringly well qualified?
Blog Guy, you’ve been making the point that no U.S. politician can hope to win without eating a lot of ice cream in public. But I suppose it’s like that everywhere?
There’s always something, but it isn’t always ice cream.
Take Germany. You see these politicians chugging beer from mugs the size of an oil refinery? Ten minutes from now they won’t remember what country they’re in.
If U.S. politicians got caught drinking like that, they’d have to join a 12-step program or go on Doctor Phil.
That’s a pretty funny cultural difference.
It’s not nearly as funny as the televised debate these folks are going to have in a few minutes.
A combination of pictures shows Franz Maget, chief candidate of Bavaria’s Social Democratic party, Gabriele Pauli, candidate for the Independent Voters Association, Bavarian state premier (CSU) Guenther Beckstein and leader of Germany’s Free Democratic Party Guido Westerwelle as they drink beer at a folk festival in Abensberg, Germany, September 8, 2008. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle