Compiled by Anita Lišková
"When we ask his clear opinion, instead of answering
he starts to philosophize. Many people just do not understand and
don't know how to vote."
- head of ČSSD MPs Petr Ibl about the often incomprehensible oration
of Vladimír Špidla. The Prime Minister recently stated: "In
Voltaire's Candide there is mentioned many times that this world
is the best of all possible worlds." Few people could recognize
in this a request for permission to send Czech soldiers to Iraq.
"I'm telling you that I don't want any hotdog, and
you keep asking me if I'd prefer mustard or ketchup."
- responded KDU-ČSL chairman Miroslav Kalousek to journalists'
questions if he would accept the post of Minister of Agriculture.
"This is not an increase of taxes, this is a tax
- Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla referring to the tax burden of
Czech citizens in the upcoming year.
"Although some social democrats say that my biggest
mistake was to recommend Špidla, I keep replying that I did not
the best one from good ones, but the least bad one from bad ones."
- Former ČSSD chairman Miloš Zeman regarding current Prime Minister