Latvian public was rather agitated when the former PM announced that he is quitting Latvian politics on a rather ominous date. He is probably the least loved politician after Latvia regained its independence in the early 1990's, and most of the folks in this Baltic State can sigh in relief now. Customarily to the special breed of the post Soviet politicians former PM does not want to get too far away from the taxpayers monies, thus he plans to land as a chairman of the Lattelecom board.
In the meantime "Diena" has started publicly discussing lifestyle of another party mate of the outgoing PM. Apparently the "nothing special minister" son's water sport activities were supported not only up to the fall of his father from grace , but through the State Company "Latvijas Meži" hefty (circa 150 000EUR) grant was disbursed under shady terms also for the 2009 season. After Transport Supremo driver's son had to "retire", now is the "special minister's" turn to give up his sporting activities, must he not? Hmmm, and how should I explain to my students that education is a must in todays globalized world, because system of meritocracy would reward their hard efforts later in their lives?:)