Monday, September 18, 2006
Le Free Ride: C'est Fini
Twelve years is a long time.
But at this point, not sure Goran Persson thinks so.
Mr. P was officially given the boot by 80% of the Swedish voting population. Well, he actually leaves his fancy-pants seat in March, but still, not sure he'll be able to rest on his laurels any longer.
Good-bye life-long unemployment. Hello, hopefully, some form of social responsibility. Adios leaving things be. Hola, embracing -- or perhaps just slowly acknowledging -- change.
Hejda Social Democrats. Hejsan Moderates.
Not sure I ever would have thought I would lean slightly more right than left. Keep in mind this is Sweden: the most non-stance-ical place on earth after Switzerland. This kind of "upheaval" can only be good.
Especially if it means the middle shrinks, if even by a smidgeon.