How about this?
Subject: Re: Budapest Sun editorial
Date: 15 Nov 1996 08:02:24 GMT
The interesting and congratulatory Bp. Sun article prompts me to a few
questions and comments.
>Newspapers and political leaders in Romania complained about the
>support that Iliescu enjoys from U.S. Ambassador Alfred Moses. One
>daily traced several million dollars of Romanian taxpayer money that
>to a U.S. public relations firm to help blow-dry Iliescu's image.
>Ambassador Moses, it was claimed, helped broker the deal.
>Asked about the Moses-Iliescu relationship, Mayor Josan was candid.
>my position as mayor," he said, "I can see that the U.S. Democratic
>and Ambassador Moses have lobbied strongly (for Iliescu). But we know
>it is not the United States that supports Iliescu, just a part of it."
>Mayor Josan also said that the U.S. ambassador in Bucharest had been a
>friend of Ceaucescu.
Is this ambassador related to the late Chief Rabbi of Romania who indeed
was in very friendly terms with the Ceausescus?
>It's not surprising, then, that the Democratic Convention considers
>closer to the U.S. Republican Party. This sympathy is strengthened by
>assistance given the Democratic Convention by the International
>Institute, the American democracy-promoting organization affiliated with
>the Republicans. Though the Republican Institute helped all opposition
>parties, it was the Democratic Convention that most took their advice to
>heart. In the local elections held earlier, all Democratic Convention
>mayoral candidates drew up their own "contracts" with their cities.
It's kinda' ironic that the Romanian Democrats allied themselves with
the American Republicans and not the American Democrats, but for those
of us who've been living in the US for some time this is actually
natural. Why? Because the American Democratic Party as it is today,
has more similarity with the European socialist parties than its name
would suggest. I especially like the idea of those "contracts" that
worked so well for the US Republicans 2 years ago. Copying that winning
formula was a great idea for Romania and I hope Hungarians will copy that
in their elections 2 years from now. BTW, is the text of that "Contract
with Romania" available somewhere on the Net in English?
>Ambassador Moses gave the Republican Institute the option of
>either including Iliescu's party in its assistance plan or packing their
>bags. The Institute chose the latter, pulling out all operations in
I don't get this; what does Amb. Moses have to do with the Institute?
From the description, I got the impression that it was not a US
government operation, so where did Moses get the gull to give any option
to the Republican Institute? All in all, I as a US citizen am troubled
by such ambassadors as Moses; he presumes to have more power there than
what protocols provide for ambassadors.
Wally Keeler > wrote:
>My oh my, and this coming from the bloated intestine who
>chronically petty-picks at spelling errors.(*)
.... of poet wanna-be-s.
>> than let me put it this way: By all means avoid crossing my path!
>There, you see, you can be an teeny-weeny bit original (*), but it won't
>relieve the bloated feeling.
I'm sorry to hear that you feel bloated.
>Thank you so very very much, sorry for the dust.
No sweat. I'm moving towards progress (opposite to your path) anyway.
(*)-> Sorry I could not get these past the spellchecker :-)
The recent TV drama about the sinking of the Titanic prompts me to ask
the question: anybody knows what registry the rescue ship, Carpatia was?
From its name, I am suspecting Austro-Hungarian, but am not sure.