February 2004

“When we ask his clear opinion, instead of answering he starts to philosophize. Many people just do not understand and then they 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 restructuring.”
– 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 pick out the best one from good ones, but the least bad one from bad ones.”
– Former ČSSD chairman Miloš Zeman regarding current Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla.






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