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Would your country vote for a prime minister ...

... - or however the top person of your country is called - who is already married for the 4th time ?
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I have no idea if my country would vote for him, but I could care less how many times the prime minister of my country is married

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Well, in Canada, we have a Prime Minister. He is a total jerk! So, if the voters here can vote someone like the loser we have, than I do not see why being married 4 times should prevent him being Prime Minister!
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I think our Prime Minister is better than the rest of the leaders of the opposition in Canada...Guess that doesn't speak too highly about our government! lol

Personally I wouldn't care how many times the Prime Minister has been married, he/she should be chosen based on his/her political ability and goals as a leader (though this is unfortunately unrealistic as many haven't a clue about their government yet still vote...).
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Look at Mel Lastman. He's done far stupider things than get married four times. Few people can point to any accomplishment that is ACTUALLY his. Yet he's been elected a mayor time and time again. And he's STILL highly popular.

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Honestly I don't think the US citizens would. I don't think that any party would run a Candidate like that.


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I couldn't care less about the number of times this person got married, it's his political abilities that matter.

I once got this e-mail, I'm sure others got it too, asking who you'd vote for. They wrote down certain characteristics about world leaders of the past. If you said you'd vote for the one who never drinks, who'd never been in any sex scandal, etc you ended up voting for Hitler.

All the others, Churchill, Roosevelt, etc were either heavy drinkers, womanizers, etc.

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At least you're pretty sure you won't have any problems to get divorced in your country
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I don't know about my country, but it certainly wouldn't be an issue with me.

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Thanks for the responses.

I asked this because our chancellor Gerhard Schröder is married for the 4th time but few people have a problem with that which is good. And the mayor of our capital (Berlin) is openly gay.
But for example in the USA, the candidates often seem to emphasize their intact family life before elections, and I wonder whether someone like Schröder would even make it to being a candidate there.
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Gerhard must be a difficult man to live with.

Isn't the mayor of Paris gay as well? Or is that London?
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2002, 02:54 PM
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Sure. Reagan was divorced and re-married. Clinton was a well-storied philanderer. Bush, Jr a known drug user. The three criteria for being prsidnet of the USA are being

1) White
2) Male
3) Christian

If aren't all three, you can't be president. If you are all three, all you need is better money and connections than the white, male, christian opposing you.
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I am not commenting on what kind of Prime Minister my country will vote until May.
And if they vote a certain man called Pim it will be the first time that I'm ashamed to live in the Netherlands. But they won't vote him as a Prime Minister I think.

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Yes Josh, Bertrand Delanoé is gay. But I never heard about a french president or Prime Minister who would have divorced four times. Mitterand only had a hidden daughter (at least that we know) and Chirac has money issues (we call him the three billion years of jail man) lol.
But our current Prime Minister is considered a little uptight. A show even said that he might have a broom stuck up his a**
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LMAO

Yeah that sounds like Jospin.
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