ASK while she was still the big economic kahuna (photo: BOBO/Žurnal 24, source)
From what I hear, becoming a member of Slovene Democratic Party is not all that easy. Much like the party that kicked out Janez Janša long ago for being too hardcore, SDS too until recently required a letter of recommendation by at least two members of the party, for a prospective member to join. Also until recently members were required to sign a statement that they didn’t collaborate with the communist regime and faced expulsion if proven otherwise. The party abandonded both practices after it won the election (apparently too many people, needed to run the country, didn’t fit the criteria), but it can still refuse membership to people whom it deems unfit to be members of the SDS.
Alternatively, the party can kick out people who have acted contrary to its interests and this is what happened to Andrijana Starina Kosem, a senior party member and the all-powerful business-biyotch, who blew the whistle on Janez Janša and his meddling with Delo newspaper. She now claims that she heard of her expulsion from the media, but pengovsky asks: What. Did. You. Expect?
I mean, for crying out loud, woman! Not only did you stick your finger up the ass of your boss, you also wiggled it and practically gave the man a dirty sanchez! 😮 Of course you were on the fasttrack to party oblivion.
But truth be said, this is all probably just a show for the simple… Unlike her former boss, who appealed his expulsion from the Communist Party, Andrijana Starina Kosem doesn’t seem to give a pair of fetid dingo’s kidneys about the expulsion. I’m sure monies thrown at her at her current job more than alleviate the pain.
BTW: Just a sidenote – it must be said, that – on paper at least – the ruling SDS has much more transparent rules for membership than the opposition Social Democrats. How both fare in reality is fortunately beyond me.