Mayoral elections in Mainz rolling around in March, a tad hastily after the
witch hunt revelations of underhand tricks that forced the incumbent to get his snout out of the trough resign.
The assumed shoo-in is this guy – Michael Ebling. Legal training, straight into politics, first city, then state and groomed for the job from Day 1. Slick as a Teflon pan.
Up pops Gunter Beck of the Green Party, currently acting-Mayor, not doing the worst job of trying to sort out Mainz’s chronically deficit-ridden finances and a surprise leader in the polls by a couple of percentage points, albeit with 50% either undecided or blissfully unaware of the elections in the first place. A bit rough around the edges.
Now, having M.E. as your initials is all well and good, but actually USING them in this megalomaniacal manner rubs me (and evidently a bunch of other folk) up the wrong way. (Not that I can vote mind you…)
On the other hand, Gunter Beck was politely described in this morning’s leader in the local rag as being “so self-confident that he can barely walk”
Devil and the deep blue sea, if you ask me….
On the other hand