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(GREENLAND) Coalition collapses after visit from the exorcist
The Daily Telegraph ^
| January 16, 2003
| Julian Isherwood
Posted on 01/15/2003 6:13:48 PM PST by MadIvan
A purification ceremony by a traditional Inuit healer at a Greenland government office led yesterday to the collapse of the ruling coalition.
Jens Lyberth, the island's senior civil servant and a member of the Simiut party, called in the healer to drive evil spirits from the premises before moving in.
The pro-independence Inuit Brotherhood (IA), junior partner with Simiut in the coalition formed after last month's elections, said the "barbaric" ceremony made Greenland a laughing-stock.
Mr Lyberth resigned but Josef Motzfeldt, the deputy premier and head of the IA, accused the island's premier, Hans Enoksen, of favouritism over the appointment.
He contacted the opposition Democrat Party with a view to forming a new coalition, prompting Mr Enoksen to dissolve the present pact.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: collapse; exorcism; greenland
The question of the day is, would a similar ceremony carried out in Washington cause all the Democrats to burst into flames?
posted on 01/15/2003 6:13:48 PM PST
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posted on 01/15/2003 6:14:01 PM PST
posted on 01/15/2003 6:15:14 PM PST
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It might work, but I'm not sure if I'd be sticking around to see Hillary's head turn 180 degrees. Not to mention the pea-soup thing...
No, Bill and Hillary would stick their fingers in the font of holy water and cause it to boil furiously while Daschle et all were exploding... then they would laugh maniacally while all the members of the press praised them for their coolheadedness and pointed out that obviously the VRWC was wrong all along.
posted on 01/15/2003 7:37:26 PM PST
(There is no hog but Allah and Mohammed is his pimp.)
Hey, it's worth a try! :^)
posted on 01/16/2003 6:55:24 AM PST
If they tried to combust all the evil `spirits' in the Irish Parliament (Dáil Eireann) the place would burn for years! *L*
posted on 01/16/2003 11:11:54 AM PST
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