Funny he should mention it

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 2:47 | Posted in democracy, Election, Estonia, tallinn, USA | Leave a comment
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President George W Bush in Tallinn yesterday, addressing the Estonian prime minister Andrus Ansip:

It’s an amazing country you have here. They’ve got an e-government system that should be the envy of a lot of nations.

Now, that sounds a bit funny, coming expressly from his mouth. I take it that the president is aware that Estonian voters were able to cast their vote through the Internet in the municipal election of 2005 without a single serious complaint against legitimacy of the e-vote. I take it he knows that e-voting is going to be an option in the parliamentary election in March 2007.

So it is sort of funny that the e-government is being praised by a president who was elected back in 2000 under such a controversy regarding the voting system.

The president went on to say:

You’re doing a fine job, Mr. Prime Minister. Proud of you.

I just wonder if Mr. Ansip was proud of George W Bush being proud of him.


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