From: Lawrence DeBivort (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 21 May 2004 - 17:01:38 GMT
The Sonia Ghandi story played on the front pages on the front pages of the
US papers I read, (Washington Post, NYT, WSJ).
The explanations given for her withdrawal from the PM slot were the protests
over her Italian birth, and the sense of entitlement that her name carried.
The stories also suggested that regardless of her eventual formal title she
would continue to wield substantial influence and power within the Party.
The press spent some time discussing who might be chosen PM and why, and
even more time on the reasons for the unexpected triumph of Congress.
Not much was made of Mrs Ghandi's race.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Vincent Campbell
> Sent: Fri, May 21, 2004 6:10 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: RE: Saturday's Eurovision results
> Purely by chance the only bit of Eurovision I saw this year was
> the winning
> Ukrainian entry, which I thought was one of the most terrible pieces
> Eurovision music ever (even worse than the UK's last year), so my
> jaw really
> did drop when I heard they won.
> Having seen it, I'm not so sure it was a warsaw pact block of
> voting so much
> as the Xena Warrior Princess look of the Ukranians, or maybe most
> of Eastern
> Europe was pissed off at the latest series of 24 having the
> biggest baddies
> as Ukranians- the baddy Englishmen, well everyone can believe that can't
> BTW and USanians out there please don't spoil the plot for me, as despite
> its simplistic politics (why are nearly all the US traitors in the series
> women?) I'm a big fan.
> Oh and one other question for the USanians- how, if at all, was the crisis
> over Sonia Gandhi reported/perceived? The reason I ask is that
> much of the
> British news media raised the spectre of Indian racism (Sonia
> being Italian
> born), but I wondered how a democratic nation that explicitly disallows a
> non-native born American to become president reported/interpreted this.
> > ----------
> > From: derek gatherer
> > Reply To: email@example.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 8:53 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Saturday's Eurovision results
> > So it seems that the new eliminatory round did not
> > prevent collusive voting, in fact the "Warsaw Pact"
> > see:
> > http://jom-emit.cfpm.org/2004/vol8/gatherer_d_letter.html#Table_1
> > seems to be strengthening into a "Balkan Bloc" (Terry
> > Wogan's phrase, not mine). The "Viking Empire" (that
> > one is mine) seems to have cracked this year with
> > Estonia (EE) and Latvia (LA) heading south into the
> > new Balkan Bloc.
> > So my sentence in para 4 "the observation of the
> > birth, life and (from next year) death of a memetic
> > ecosystem" seems to have been a bit premature.
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