Moral linkage

Daniel C. Robbins

Fausto Bertinotti said that yesterday was a “great day because when the institutions are capable to perform acts of clemency that alleviate even a punishment that was supplementary to that established by the judge, considering the over-crowding of the prisons, it is the demonstration of the nature of the State of rights.”

However, this interior peace has been turned upside down by Di Pietro’s wish to link on his site the names of those who contributed to such a pleasurable day of democracy by voting for the pardon.
The classic reluctance of the communists to see themselves on public display has had the upper hand and Fausto has loudly deplored the linkage.

Even the DL person Dario Franceschini, who had worked so hard undercover with Gianni Letta for the details of the pardon, has not digested the linkage and exploded:

He must ask us to forgive him. It’s not possible to go so far. It is an institutional question, out of respect for Parliament.” Pier Ferdinando Casini has asked for the resignation of Di Pietro. This was supported by the whole of the CDL who cried out in chorus: “Resignation, resignation.” It’s true that linkage is frightening. After the moral question, there could be the moral linkage. This is something that has never been seen in which the citizens know how their employees have voted.

And from one link to another link, the employees should give an account for their choices to all their employers and not only to those who are potentially to be detained for finance and corruption crimes.
Links do not respect Parliament. They are made in their own way. They give you information that some would like to be private even though they are public.

How do you define a link? How can you make it understandable to our employees? Basically if “A kiss is the pink apostrophe in the middle of t’amo {I love you}”, a link is “the brown space between the words Fausto and Bertinotti”.

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For once I am really really GLAD that someone stands up and DEFIES his very own coalition from the mess it has made by allowing this infamous "Indulto" pardon issue. Antonio Di Pietro is definitely not up to any nonsense. I admire him even if I do not always agree with him. He is a great person who has a vision for Italy, not simply grabbing some politician's post for the money and importance.

If only some politicians take this as an example... *sigh*

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | July 31, 2006 11:28 AM

dear beppe,you can blame them,nobody like to wash is dirty laundry in public!

Posted by: eva kulnura | July 30, 2006 12:46 AM

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