Deputy party head Elisabeth Zanon, Science Minister Johannes Hahn, Vice Chancellor Wilhelm Molterer and Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik (L-R) pose before an Austrian Peoples Party (OeVP) meeting in Vienna Janaury 7, 2008. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA)
This is difficult to comprehend. We're so used to our dour politicians, where 9 out of 10 men are wearing navy blue suits (the others are in gray). I'm not sure exactly what's going on above, but I think that Ursula 'n' pals had their big annual political party confab and decided to make it a football theme! So. Totally. CUTE! With custom scarves (Ursula's idea, I'm guessing) and balls and everything! So weird to see such a casually well-adjusted administration. I am totally bewildered. Can an Austrian Pony Pal™ please explain this to me? Here's the other shot:
Honestly, when's the last time you saw American politicians be frolicsome? Another observation: Wilhelm Molterer is really fit 'n' handsome!