Sunday, March 26, 2006

Marriage of Convenience

In September 2005, President Viktor Yushchenko ousted Yuliya Tymoshenko from her position as Ukranian prime minister. Now, Yushchenko's Our Ukraine Party is not expected to win enough seats in parliament to form a government. In order to prevent pro-Russia hardliner Viktor Yanukovych from regaining control of the country, Tymoshenko is forced to contemplate aligning her block with Our Ukraine. Here are her thoughts on that prospect:
I am reminded of Queen Victoria's advice to her daughter on her wedding night: "Close your eyes and think of England."
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