Oh, Lord!

  • 2011-06-02
  • By Karlis Streips
He’s gone and done it. Latvian President Valdis Zatlers appeared on television last Saturday to announce that he is proposing the dissolution of the Saeima – the Parliament that was elected amongst much hope last October, but has proven to be pretty much as venal and destructive as the former one.I wrote “Oh, Lord!” in the headline because the president’s decision causes more concern than delight. That is not to say that the delight is not thorough. With his announcement, the president showed both middle fingers to this country’s so-called oligarc...
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