Today I have decided to hold a little competition between two persons, who have been in our media the last week. Who is the biggest dunderhead?
Our minister of Justice Lene Espersen is not nominated. She was caught lying to our parliament, but really her involvement in the case of Camilla Broe, not to forget the reform of both our police and justice system, which left both functioning poorly means that this small case of covering up for Lars Lykke Rasmussen should be a free pass for her. After all he is her boss and who is not sucking up and covering for their boss, when times are tough like they are now?
No, my first candidate is Jesper Worre. He is the head of the professional bicycling organization in Denmark. It is hard to find a person who has done so much damage for a cause he was supposed to work to promote. He is responsible for media frenzy which led to the panicking of the Rabobank team and the removal of Michael Rasmussen from the 2007 Tour de France.
Now Contador has been eating food of poor quality. Because Spain is a major player in the bicycle sport UCI did not have any hurry going public with the test result. Contador is from Spain and Rasmussen is from Denmark, so in Rasmussen’s case it was also a matter of crushing a small nation in the sport before they became too big.
However source in WADA which is an organization having a hostile attitude to sport in general leaked the positive test so that UCI could look bad and now the future of the Danish cycling Team which have hired Contador is facing hard time.
It is then the dunderhead Worre makes his famous statement: “Now there is more room for the Danish riders on the team”.
Are you kidding me? We are talking of sponsors, who have invested in the Team expecting to get 30 days of world media attention during the Tour de France. They have not paid for coverage in some one-day events over in Jutland. He is not in touch with the reality. Why he has been able to remain in his position remains to be a mystery for me.
Dunderhead candidate number two is the mayor Elvin Hansen. He has the honor of governing some 21,000 people in the town of Odder. While the rest of Denmark is suffering economically he wants a raise. Not some minor raise. He was DKK 440,000 extra per year, so he can earn as much as the manager of his administration. He claims that it is his problem anyway regardless of what is going wrong. It got me so angry that I have to say something personal:
Mr. Hansen. If you feel that your manager earns too much, fire him and do his job together with yours as well. 216 people among your employees will be kicked off their job as result of the hard times. Normally it would be the job of the manager to drive around and kick the employees out on the street. I guess you are not the one looking each of these employees into their eyes and telling them about the bad news. It is not you has to watch them break down as they realize that they will not be to feed their children in the future. It is not your shoulder they can cry out by. That is the job of a manager in your organization when you along with the rest of the politicians travel out to some hotel to eat and drink while you discuss how the city can save money.
Shame on you! You have lost touch with reality. You have disgraced the people who voted for you.
I cannot undo my vote from the last election, but I can nominate you for the title of this weeks dunderhead.
Dear Readers: Who is the biggest dunderhead? Jesper Worre or Elvin Hansen.