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EU to appoint “Some random guy” as Council President.

Posted by Jason O on Nov 10, 2009 in European Union, Not quite serious. |

A surprised Belgian yesterday.

A surprised Belgian yesterday.

Following much controversy about the appointment of a high-profile “traffic stopping” candidate such as Tony Blair to the new position of President of the European Council, speculation in Brussels is now that “some guy off the street” will be appointed to the job, according to unnamed sources.

The sources have said: ” We’ve been getting a lot of stick lately for being out of touch with ordinary Europeans, so we’ve now decided to just get some guy.” Candidates include a fella seen hanging around the bins near the Berlaymont, the woman who delivers sandwiches to the parliament or maybe just some surprised Belgian we pick out of the Etterbeek telephone directory. Also, having an amusing name would help, like President Smallcock or President Rumpypumpy. That’s the favourite at the moment, although I wouldn’t rule out Rock-Paper-Scissors as a decider. Best of three, obviously. We don’t want the process to look random or ridiculous.” 


Antal, Dániel
Nov 10, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Hungary is also practicing the selection of the random guy to the EU

Nov 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

amusingly RTE broke this news by telling us President Obama was pleased with the decision ?? huh



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