Wednesday, October 12, 2011

First transvestite MP would shake Jarek's hand

Poland's first transvestite MP Anna Grodzka said Wednesday she would shake Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski's hand if he greeted her like a woman, she toldthe website Onet. The question, I guess, is whether Jarek would shake her hand. The answer is….not bloody likely.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski and the rest of the Polish purveyors of Truth are in absolute shock and awe at the fact the upstart Palikot Movement's (RP) has brought with it to the Sejm, the lower house, a lot more colourful MPs than it is used to, including Grodzka and the head of a gays right association.

Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, the radical Catholic media mogul that backs PiS, had something of a hissy fit in this regard on his hate station, I mean radio station, Radio Maryja on Tuesday.

"After all, this is terrible. Entering the Sejm is a man who became a woman, a transvestite. . . Some have also come that someone previously called Sodomites.

"People, this is already a very serious matter!"

Rydzyk went on to say how Poland had survived 50 years of Communism and could survive this "New Left" as well. "We have to organise ourselves and not give up," he said. Please do, I say.

Anyway, Ms. Grodzka voiced pride in having been named MP from Krakow, a traditionally conservative centre, but expressed worry that not all MPs might accept her. In the end she said any social slights will reflect badly on them, not her.

Considering Poland's staid Catholic image, having the only current transvestite MP in the world can only be good for the country's international image and for broadcasting a message of tolerance, something that is not often associated with Poland. The imp in me also just hopes that Janusz Palikot, the RP leader, decides to sit Grodzka as close as possible to any PiS MP and, in particular, near to Kaczynski himself.

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