Just yesterday I wrote about yet more shenanigan’s from Ponta’s cabinet, which prompted a predictably uncivil response.
Today however I also saw happened to notice that now Ponta thinks TV stations shouldn’t report the fact that the Romanian currency is in the toilet. Obviously he’s worried that people are going to connect his government’s actions (or inactions) with the weakening currency.
All in all, I was wondering if my opinions were out of the norm or whether the opinions I’ve been hearing from people I know (Cluj has never been a PSD stronghold) were perhaps not representative of the country as a whole. But judging from the comments I’ve been reading on a wide variety of news sites, not to mention Twitter and other online sources, show that pretty much everybody is getting sick of this guy and his shenanigans. If this is his grand political strategy it looks like he is failing rather miserably as day after day the scandals and boorish behavior fill up the media.
Basescu, certainly with his fair share of critics, has been playing it real cool and not saying much of all, which is making him look more respectable and wise by the day. I think he’s been paying attention to the old maxim “better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”