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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Make your own German chancellor

The latest insanity from Germany: Since neither Christian Democrat leader Angela Merkel nor Social Democrat leader Gerhard Schröder can agree on who would be chancellor in their potential grand coalition, it has been suggested that they share the job. The plan has been dubbed "Kanzler-Sharing" (chancellor sharing) by the German blogosphere, in analogy with the lovely "German" words 'Car-Sharing' and 'Job-Sharing'.

Enter the latest -- and arguably the most disturbing -- in a now ubiquitous series of political flash animations: Der Kanzlergenerator. (It's in German, but believe me, the message is clear.)


Q. Pheevr said...

See? This is the sort of Frankensteinian horror that proportional representation inevitably leads to! If we adopt the German system, then our next prime minister will be Paul Martin, but with Stephen Harper's hair, Gilles Duceppe's eyes, and Jack Layton's moustache. Is that really what you want?

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Oh, my god. Someone has to make that.

Q. Pheevr said...

Well, here's my clumsy attempt.