Friday, February 23, 2018

Aoun, of birthdays and mercantilism

"83 years of dignity" - with our president celebrating his 83rd birthday it seems Andaket (a town in Lebanon) has decided to celebrate it - if done via public money or not I have no idea (because booking a unipole does cost money after all). It is not uncommon for people-parties-businesses-municipalities-organizations to declare their love and support for specific people or politicians. One can say that this being the president of the republic, perhaps the office and the position are above petty mercantilism. But viewing that he came with a certain background and with a specific party he founded, it all ends up not being clear.