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If you are referring to Venizelos he, as a high profile legal scholar, is the guiding power behind almost all laws in the past 20 years, that have secured and institutionalized "diaploki", the marriage between, big business, media and politics that has created the de facto new Greek elites. He has masterminded the laws protecting Ministers from prosecution, laws that have reduced protection of forests and the environment, laws that give away the air-waves to the Oligarchs, that protected the bankster involved in the Proton Bank scandal. He was also the person in charge of the Olympics' preparations etc. etc. Truly PASOK could not have a more emblematic leader...

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by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Tue May 1st, 2012 at 07:38:45 AM EST
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Truly PASOK could not have a more emblematic leader...
...and his would be the perfect head with which to adorn the first spike.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue May 1st, 2012 at 10:16:34 AM EST
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Machiavelli would not object. A little dismemberment does the elite some good.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue May 1st, 2012 at 06:24:10 PM EST
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Did you see the size of this guy? It would take a lot of dismemberment to do the job......

by Euroliberal on Wed May 2nd, 2012 at 09:48:57 AM EST
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Actually the girth, height and beard of Cola di Rienzo betrayed him as he tried to steal away from Campidoglio dressed as a woman. He was properly run through after being held an hour before the Roman crowd, hacked to pieces and displayed in an near-by square. When his remains were burned several days later, written testimony has it that the fire lasted days due to his considerable reserves of fat.

No one missed him, a demagogue populist, although he was later sanctified in the 18th century as some sort of noble spirit.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Wed May 2nd, 2012 at 11:24:24 AM EST
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heh, looks can deceive, but...

he'd have fit in perfect with the berlusconi cult, did he learn his statecraft there perchance?

makes jack straw look friendly!

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue May 1st, 2012 at 03:04:55 PM EST
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