Who’s the Jurk with the accordion?
Blog Guy, please help settle an argument. My girlfriend says that in some countries, accordion players can actually run for public office. I think she’s wrong. I know you have written about the accordion problem in the past, and thought maybe you could shed some light.
Your girlfriend is right. Through a loophole in Germany’s election laws, there is an accordion player currently campaigning for office over there.
Incredible! What’s his name?
I believe it’s Jurk.
Okay, wait a minute. Somebody is playing a joke on you. A dude named Jurk who plays the accordion may actually be elected to office?
Hey, I said he’s RUNNING, not that he could win.
The election is three weeks off, which leaves plenty of time for voters to find out all about his unsavory musical background. Meanwhile, share these photos with every German voter you know!
Thomas Jurk, top candidate of German Social Democrats for the upcoming Saxony state elections, plays the accordion during a campaign rally in Leipzig, August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz