Like a puppet on a string

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Philip Birzulis
Beloved composer Raimonds Pauls will undoubtedly win a lot of votes for the New Party, but the maestro is not the man calling the tunes, as Philip Birzulis reports.Almost everybody in Latvia can hum the film scores, pop songs and more serious music written by Raimonds Pauls. However, the man himself is badly out of tune, and out of his depth, in his newfound political career.It soon became very clear to this author just how little idea the supposed leader of the New Party has about what he is doing. Rather than answer questions, he stumblingly read out pre-prepared answers and didn't even h...
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