Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sweet revenge...

Remember the guy that asked Prime Minister Donald Tusk the toughest question during the election campaign? This was a red pepper farmer who came up to the prime minister and asked him "how can I live?" The farmer, whose plantation was destroyed in storms earlier this year, immediately became Law and Justice's (PiS) second biggest election campaign star, second only to Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the PiS leader.

Unfortunately for pepper-meister Stanislaw Kowalczyk, PiS did not win the October 9th election. Instead, Kowalczyk and his fellow farmers have to answer some questions themselves as the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) has begun investigating them all for potential insurance fraud.

This is not the first such case. During the campaign, a bakery in which Jaroslaw Kaczynski praised the flavour of Polish bread was raided by sanitary control service Sanepid a day later.

Oh well, I guess if you want to play with the big boys you have to be ready to take a few blows yourself. Moreover, it is somewhat just that the CBA, a unit formed when Jaroslaw Kaczynski was PM and at the time was accused of setting priorities in line with the ruling party's interests, would now be chasing his potential allies. What I don't get is what insurance fraud has got to do with corruption?

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