Here’s an interesting Weekly Standardish take on the leader of the True Finns party, Timo Soini. Soini’s party may get the most votes and seats in the Finnish parliament in Sunday’s election!
Soini sounds like a pretty solid conservative. He’s clearly euroskeptic. He compares the EU to their former imperialist neighbor, the (Thank God!) former USSR! Check! He’s also against government-funded art. Check! He said this about so-called global warming:
He is one of the rare European politicians to assert that climate change is a scam, a ruse for raising taxes. Thanks to a recent “green” tax reform that raised the price of gasoline and heating oil, Finns have been receptive to this message. Five years ago, 7 in 10 were ready to pay to fight climate change, according to Ilkka Haavisto of EVA; today the figure has fallen to 5 in 10.
A HUGE CHECK! Soini is against abortion and will not bring gay marriage to Finland. He’s quoted on the EU like this:
“I’m being stoned in Finland for saying this,” Soini says of his opposition to the EU’s bank bailouts and to Finland’s membership in the EU more generally. “I’m not a bad man. I’m just saying that, in economic terms, this won’t work.”
Soini’s right! This guy ought to have a summer camp for European politicians! Let’s trade: Donald Trump for Timo Soini. We’ll get the citizenship thing worked out – maybe a rider to the Dream Act! I’d vote for Soini over either so-called GOP Senator from Maine right now!