Of course, Wolfgang Kubicki is now getting something behind his ears when it comes to Gerhard Schroeder. Then he says that it is enough, the former adviser should not be offended. It was after the Bundestag stripped him of his privileges and he was hired by the Russian energy giant Rosneft.
Now, the FDP is good on its own for open words and dirty storms. He knows it, and he calculates. But sometimes one has to do this: think of the other’s thoughts and say them. Because this in turn can be good for self-confidence.
The bag is hit in the place it is intended for the donkey
And obviously what Kubicki wants to address is: Because we can’t get Vladimir Putin, but we want to cast our mistakes on someone, we take his governor, Paladin, and lobbyists. The thesis is of course open to challenge.
However, bashing Schroeder is also free-wheeling. The bag is hit where it is intended for the donkey. Then: Schroeder is moving away from Putin. Who thought he was really his friend. This is tragic, a humiliation of its kind.
Last but not least: Schroeder was an advisor after all, and constantly downplayed everything he advocated. So, isn’t there something to all of this? You can say that, of course. However, an unpleasant feeling can creep up on you. Here one is lying on the ground still being kicked. The former chancellor has always been ostracized enough.