They have higher standards for their politicians--posted by Tony Garcia on 9/19/2006
In Hungary people are rioting in protest. Why?
Protesters clashed with police and stormed state television headquarters early today, responding with violence to a leaked recording that caught Hungary's prime minister admitting that the government "lied morning, evening and night" to win April elections.They seem to expect some standards from their politicians. Sadly, we do not expect better of those we send to be public "servants".
The tape was made at a closed-door meeting in late May, weeks after Gyurcsany's government became the first in post-communist Hungary to win reelection. It seemed to confirm the center-right opposition's accusations — that Hungary's budget was near collapse and that Gyurcsany and his ministers were concealing the truth to secure victory.