Final Word from Thursday, August 18, 2011

If there is no such thing as a coincidence, as fictional homicide detective HarryBosch is wont to say, how should we view the fact that the very same Ladislav Bátorawho incited the latest Czech cabinet crisis is the one who also predicted thatVáclav Klaus will soon launch a new political party? Or that the flames of crisiswere fanned by the same Miroslav Kalousek who has perhaps the best chance ofbecoming the next Czech PM, should the Nečas government fall? Or that the crisiscoincided with a devastating leak from within ODS about how poorly Petr Nečas isguiding his party into the regional elections? Is it conceivable that Klaus would tryto solder together a new political party from scraps of ODS and VV and, in one fellswoop, gain representation for it in both Parliament and the cabinet? It's too early tosay, but this could realistically be one of the 28 chess games the Professor is playing.

Glossary of difficult words

Crisis? Whose crisis? - the more-common expression is, "Crisis? What crisis?";

Harry Bosch - a character in novels by Michael Connelly;

to be wont to do something - to be in the habit of doing something;

to fan - to increase the strength (of a fire) by blowing on it or stirring up the air near it;

conceivable - capable of being imagined or grasped mentally;

to solder together - literally, to join two pieces of metal with the use of a low-melting alloy;

scrap - a small piece of something, esp. one that is left over after the greater part has been used;

one fell swoop - all at one time.


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