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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Salome II: Mirror Mirror

I'd really like to sympathize with the opposition, but these people must understand what a grave responsibility they bear when talking to thousands of tired and angry people. If you are a leader, people depend on you to guide them. If you don't know what you are leading them towards you have no reason to be sitting in the chair.

Salome Zourabichvili, and all the other opposition leaders, have run out of things to say. How many days can you say - he is corrupt, he is non democratic, he is a rabbit he is a...? You have to find another bad guy, create some more paranoia to further disorientate the rabble. The enemy is large and we must remain fighting together to win!

From via T.B.:

""Georgia's Path" party leader Salome Zurabishvili called on demonstrators today to picket the Tbilisi Marriott Hotel and to prevent members of the government from entering.

"Our government has created an international press-center in the Tbilisi Marriott, where Bokeria and Baramidze freely enter and give false information to the world. I advise you to go there and not let them go in," Zurabishvili stated, while not explaining what is preventing her from entering the Tbilisi Marriott and giving interviews to international journalists herself, as her colleague Nino Burjanadze does."

Salome seems to be turning into the same thing she hates.


@mhikaric said...

This is a great point. It seems that our friends in the Opposition, in trying to foment extralegal transfer of power, are guilty of abrogating the very principles they so vociferously accuse Misha of abandoning. Where's respect for institutional processes? Where are the creative policy alternatives? Where is the desire to see Georgia unified against a militaristic aggressor to the north and a worsening economic climate?

What will a revolution yield by less-focused, more disorganized versions of Saakashvili?