OCTOBER 17 2011 22:48h
Really, one colleague has asked me recently if every article about the PM has to be negative. Write something positive about her instead. I paused for a moment, give it a thought and really, I couldn’t remember what the last time I wrote something positively about Jadranka Kosor. But still, I couldn’t remember the last time I wrote the affirmative article about the ‘’other’’ side – the opposition either (OK, that was a lie, I wrote something alike ages ago; or to be more precise it was 5 years ago when I thought that Zoran Milanovic, who became the SDP president at that time, was an excellent choice – and as it has been proven, I was wrong).
I simply tried to explain, I don’t think that the purpose of the media is to praise the authorities (as some people raised Ivo Sanader to heavens and now we have proofs on every day basis in order to realize what can happen) but to criticize the authorities. So there, I have thrown myself on thinking what I could write affirmatively about the PM. I am aware of the fact she is trying so hard to do her job the best she can, but I don’t want to write the article about someone trying so hard to do the job the best he/she could. Or do I? Many people might point out the anti-corruption fight and sending half of the HDZ leadership to the Remetinec prison, but do we really have to congratulate to someone for catching the intruders in his own backyard, and that should be his job indeed?
However, in this contemplation, just the day of (the Ministry of Interior) Tomislav Karamarko’s entering the HDZ membership, when the PM Kosor offered one positive thing:
- I have never taken any profit in anything. Do come to my apartment, search the place and count the rugs and the paintings!
There, when I thought to myself at that moment, that is a word that could be kept since we don’t talk about the employment or the economic growth, but we are talking about paying a visit to someone’s flat. And there will be something positive about her – the PM lets the news reporters and the photographers to her apartment in order to see there are no golden faucets or expensive paintings like her other party colleges had possessed until the PM had sent them away to Remetinec.
- Hello Mladen! Listen, the PM invited the news reporters to her flat during the HDZ press-conference. Can you consult with her about the date for this visit – we asked Mladen Pavic, the Government spokesman over the telephone since you simply can’t appear on the PM’s door, despite her invitation, as you could have appeared at Milan Bandic’s door in the time when he invited the citizens from Vrbani III, who had the problems with poor water quality, to take a shower at his place (btw, he kept his word).
- Okay, I’ll see her tomorrow so I’ll let you know – was the spokesman answer.
Tomorrow was prolonged to day after, and that day to day after… And there, the Friday was the third day and we waited for the PM’s answer. Simply, no one dared to inform us if we could or couldn’t have come at least, not to mention about some scheduled date for taking photos of the PM’s apartment place.
Yes, someone might say why the PM would let us in her apartment at the first place, or were we so naïve to believe she would actually keep her words?
As first, no one forced her to make such statements; she said it by herself, although there was no need to say such things. Besides, considering the fact she made those invitations in front of the cameras, did she really expect no one from the media would ask her about the term of the visit?
To be honest, we didn’t care about the apartment and what was in it, we only wanted a proof if the PM is able to keep her promise or not. And as it was shown, she isn’t.
So, there is a quite logic for the question to be made: If the PM was ready to break the promise of this simple and undemanding sentence, should we expect she’ll keep her promise considering some other, much bigger and much more important things?