As a break from our consideration of the Huckalypse, here’s a fun story about a lobster, a commie and a camera. As background, I should explain that Germany’s Left party is the direct political descendant of the political party that ran one of that country’s two twentieth century dictatorships. Now I’ll let the Guardian run with the story:
By the time she had realised her mistake – that as one of Germany’s top communists she should probably not be seen eating lobster – it was too late. There was no time to switch from the €22 (£16) “rich man’s dish” to a more modest platter of kippers, because Sahra Wagenknecht had already been caught on camera in the act of betraying her own political ideals. So the photogenic MEP for Germany’s Left party set about trying to destroy the evidence of what happened that night in the Strasbourg restaurant Aux Armes in a manner that has sent ripples of scorn across Germany…the day after the dinner Wagenknecht, 38, allegedly dispatched her parliamentary assistant to the office of Feleknas Uca, the photographer and fellow Left MEP who was one of six other Left members at the dinner. The assistant asked whether Uca would lend her her digital camera to “take photographs with an acquaintance”.According to Uca, the photographs of Wagenknecht cracking into her lobster had been erased from the camera when it was returned to her the following day. the issue came to light after Uca lodged a complaint in protest at the “surreptitious search through the private photos on my camera”, triggering an inquiry. Germany is appalled that its favourite communist has taken to adopting “tactics at which Stalin was a dab hand,” as one newspaper commentator said.
According to some news sources the lobster’s last words included a pledge of loyalty to Comrade Wagenknecht, a confession of numerous crimes against the plate, and, tellingly, the vigorous denunciation of a nearby lamb chop.