Krzysztof Cugowski, senator for the ruling, conservative, Law and Justice party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość - PiS) and singer with Polish rock dinosaurs Budka Suflera, , is fed up with politics...already.
Cugowski has been on television twice in two days saying that he’s a poor disillusioned guy who didn’t realise that politics was such a dirty business.
He’s the 56 year old lead singer with a group that recorded 25 albums between 1974 and 2005, Budka Suflera (Prompters Box?).
After making a lot of money over the years, he must have got bored – like ageing rock stars do – and thought that he would represent the very un-rock and roll Law and Justice (PiS) in the Senate at last September’s general election.
But already he looks like he would rather be back in the recording studio, fiddling with the mixing knobs.
Asked on the television show Teraz My* what he thought about gay rights and same-sex ‘marriages’ - a very contentious issue with supporters of his party, PiS - he said that he had ‘no problem with gay marriage’.
Err...excuse me? Cugowski senator for PiS, the party that thinks that gays are a threat to civilization as we know it?
He was asked on television tonight if he thought that Andrzej Lepper – the firebrand leader of the rural proletarian Selfdefence party, who is demanding a place in government (maybe deputy prime minister - eek!) as condition on forming a coalition with the minority government – should be welcomed into such a high position?
He indicated that if this happened then it would be the excuse for getting out of a rather prematurely ejaculated political career.
I feel sorry for the guy. He’s a rock singer. Period. Stay out of politics. But you have to wonder at his naivety.
* ’Teraz My’ means ‘Now Us’ – in reference, I think, to a comment a right wing politician was heard making after his party won the election in 1997 after a few years of ex-communist rule – ‘Teraz Kurwa My!– “Now it’s fucking our turn!”
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Posted by beatroot at 3/29/2006