Thursday, 23 February 2012

"Herman for President"

The Belgian haiku poet Herman Van Rompuy is set get another 2 1/2 years term as unelected "President" of the European Union. According to an anonymous EU official Van Rompuy will be re-appointed at the meeting of EU leaders next week, reports the AP news agency.

As the EU president is not popularly elected, Haiku Herman - as the president is nicknamed - has only campaigned very moderately for the extension of his term. Just to be certain about his re-election he is, however, rumoured to have re-distributed his original campaign video from 2009 to the EU heads of state and government:


Here is one of Van Rompuy´s most famous haiku poems:

Birds in concert.
One sings above all others.

I don't know its name.

Maybe the poet is less than honest here. Certainly he must know the name of the German chancellor! 

1 comment:

A K Haart said...

A few years ago I would never have believed this could happen - an unelected EU president.

Now - it's pretty much what we expect.