You know, pretty soon I’m going to have to make a new category of posts, one called “Twilight Zone” or “High Weirdness” or “WTF Shit That Happens In Romania Damn Near Every Day”. Certainly today’s post will fall under that heading because after I read this, I almost lost it.
If you don’t speak Romanian, Mariana Campeanu accused Roberta Anastase of hiding thousands of bicycles in a basement in Ploesti, these bicycles being purchased with government money and these bicycles supposedly to be given away during an election campaign as a kind of “bribe” to induce voters to support Anastase (and the PDL party). The first problem is that this is a batshit crazy thing to say because, of course, there are no “vote buying” bicycles stashed away in any basement.
The real problem though is that Mariana Campeanu is not some internet nutter but the current Labor Minister of Romania. She is a member of the cabinet. Christ! I think we can safely call this one of those situations where you either cry or laugh, so I’ll go ahead and laugh because the alternative is far too frightening.
Seriously though, I don’t know what is is about my girl Roberta Anastase, but she drives everyone from Ponta to Alison Mutler absolutely fucking insane. I guess she’s doing something right!