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I like Simeon. I wish the remaining reigning families had the guts to put together Monarchist parties and run for President intheir respective republics.

He headed a government, composed mainly of technocrats, who had gained education and work experience in the Western societies. He neither had a political platform, nor needed one. Simeon always avoided political confrontations, never gave clear messages to the people and to the media and became famous with the phrase: "I will tell you when the time comes." Apparently, the time never came for him to tell us anything.
Perfect, just perfect for a figurehead President. It wouldn't work in Russia, France, or the US, but it would elsewhere, including in Bulgaria.

This is tongue-in-cheek, but only to a point.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 04:52:30 AM EST

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