The general election here in Germany is in high gear, even though the Federal Constitutional Court hasn't yet decided whether it's legal yet. (Everyone's assuming they will, but you never know).
Are you excited? You don't look excited.
So here's a quiz to get you involved. Look at the picture on the left. This man is:
(1) Wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a young girl from a playground in Bottrop.
(2) A former drummer for John Cale who is now active as a freelance rock journalist in Albany, New York.
(3) John Cale.
4. A German political candidate.
Answer below the fold. In the meantime, my friend P.D. sent me a link to this amusing article in Der Spiegel. German politicians have finally taken to the net and started blogging in earnest. This new German pastime has, of course, been immediately taken over by a traditional, time-honored old German pastime -- complaining. As the article puts it, the comment sections of the (rather boring) blogs have been stuffed to bursting with ordinary citizens complaining about "unemployment reforms, arrogant East Germans, corrupt politicians, the damned social democrats (sozis), who had seven years to get their ducks in a row and have done nothing."
Hee hee hee. Welcome to the web, Frau Ministerin!
The pictured man is Manfred Jan Neuenhaus, a candidate for the Free Democratic party. Legal Disclaimer: My little quiz was intended only for amusement purposes, and should in no way be construed as an implication that Mr. Neuenhaus is actually a child molester. Or worse, a rock journalist.