Some people have decided not to care about politics and I can surely understand them. Others do pay attention and have a kind of patience threshold: the threshold is the point where they can no longer handle the steady stream of various scandals large and small which eat away at their patience. We tend to expect high-calibre individuals in high office, but time after time we are disproved by people like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dick Chaney, Silvio Berlusconi etc. Still, at one point an article in the newspaper will trigger that (maybe all too familiar) “this is too much!” reflex, and this time, a Croatian diplomat, Ingrid Anticevic Marinovic, was the trigger.
If I was a brilliant engineer, but didn’t know English, I don’t believe I would even get noticed, let alone hired by my employer. I would also not (more…)