[May 19] Nadia
Comaneci has (finally) met the new Romanian President
During a reception hosted today by a Romanian top radio station
(Europe FM), Nadia Comaneci, which is visiting Romania for
a second time in a month, has (finally) met the new Romanian
Antena 1 TV station which aired a short news
regarding the reception, aired few images with Nadia talking
with the President and said that "they have discussed
for few minutes."
Traian Basescu, the former (right) Opposition
candidate, have won last November elections almost unexpected,
in front of the powerful, more experienced (and very corrupted,
says local press) left candidate Nastase.
But Adrian Nastase is also the Godfather of
Nadia & Bart...and here's the soap opera beginning.
Like two weeks ago, Nadia have told (BIG mistake,
darling) to a Romanian weekly that she has visited the Presidential
Palace (hoping to get a warm greeting, as usual past years).
This time, the new President Basescu "didn't have time
to met her" and let one of his counselors to speak with
Nadia -who didn't show up in Romania for six months after
elections...due "to her busy schedule"- read it
due to her strong back up for the -looser- left candidate
Being very pissed off by this cold Presidential welcome (or
no welcome at all), Nadia told to that magazine and the magazine
printed big page headers...of course they did smell the scandal-"I
was sorry that Adrian Nastase wasn't elected as President."
(Original:"Mi-a parut rau ca Adrian Nastase n-a iesit
Presedinte"). Well, this is the point where we don't
share same opinion: we, those who really care about Romania
(and not only our own interests) were very happy that
Nastase went down (and hope to remain there).
Nadia didn't trust herself the former communist
regime, which have ruled (directly or behind their puppets)
Romania past 15 years. Until 1994, when she get (five years
after she has landed in US) her American citizenship, she
didn't put a step in her native country, to avoid any risk
of having her special status (asylum) being taken down. She
use to met her mother in Paris, because she didn't want to
visit Romania until she get her citizenship. Later, having
her US status secured...she chose to support the neo communists,
especially during their 2004 campaign. Having love affairs
with sons of former dictators is just a soap opera, but backing
up those which have ruined (again) Romania-mostly due to their
corruption- is by far worst. A black spot in future's history
gymnastics books will remain.
Nadia have supported the former Romanian
neo communist regime during both local elections last year
(her photo and support statement
being printed on a luxury printed psd electoral paper) and
also during Presidential elections. The funniest thing was
Basescu (which now is the President) was the Opposition candidate
for local election in June (he won) and few months later...on
the Presidential elections, too. Fortunately , he won again.
Nadia's neo communists friends lost both elections (and Romania
can finally dump those corrupted politicians).
Of course that everybody can have any kind
of political friends, opinions and so on. It's very comfortable
to live & benefit from democracy, by living and earning
top $$$, mostly in US, the best democracy (..."money
can buy"-what a funny book), and still...voting neo communist,
because you have personal interests & (top) benefits -image
or ca$h, like some communist government making arrangements
for a wedding and pushing some companies close to them to
make TV advertisements with "somebody", sending
the National Team to US paid shows from which girls get...candies
and so on.
Nadia is a living legend, a gymnastic top symbol, but I remind
reading on history books that in France, after second WW,
most of the Nazi "collaborators" were shot to death
and those which may escaped weren't allowed to do much in
the new democratic regime. This seems hard back then, but
if you think more, how else can be punished idiots which ruin
a whole country, taking decades to get back her position in
Knowing directly from my family few survivors, from the last
three generations, how much and deep the communist regime
have destroyed the country (Romania) and seeing myself later,
after 1990, how much the neo-communists have managed to keep
the country down (Romania being the last country on living
standards among former communist countries, the poorest in
Europe and so on), I can only say that Nadia should be grateful
each morning for earning & living in the US.
It's just not fair (and very hypocrite, anyway) to live in
a democracy, benefit 110% from it for you, and support the
worst society cancer- the neo-communists, back in your home
country. Try living with the monthly income of $150, as your
political "friends" who ruined our country want
Romanians to do. (In the meantime, in all the other former
communist countries, which are not so rich in resources as
Romania, people have three times more).
Sometime, our own personal interest must and have to remain
below the nation's one, darling.
Perfect Ten? Yes, for the gym, but that 1.0 seems now very
appropriate for the politics you made.
Last year, the Opposition was so close to loose election,
(the communists have managed to fix a lot of votes to favor
them) that every celebrity which have supported the (neo)communists,
should now being finger pointed. Or just being showed "that"
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