Another Country, another politician

Hmm, some days I wonder.
Gabriele Pauli, who is running for the leadership of Bavaria's conservative Christian Social Union party, suggested this week that marriages should last just seven years.

During the launch of her campaign manifesto in Munich on Wednesday, the twice-divorced Pauli proposed the seven-year limit, with couples being given the option of renewing their commitment to each other or allowing their union to dissolve automatically.

"The basic approach is wrong," Pauli told reporters. "Many marriages last just because people believe they are safe.

"My suggestion is that marriages expire after seven years."

Would you be allowed to start working on a new relationship by year 5 just so you have somebody new to take over as soon as year 7 is up?

I wonder what would happen to people if they didn't have the opportunity to work through a ten or 20 or 30 year relationship? How self absorbed would we become? I wonder.

Of course this would mean getting new underwear at least every 7 years, cause who wants to go into a new relationship with old unde... yeah, that doesn't go anywhere helpful.

Kinda like this politician's idea.

via cbc.


  1. Randall, come on! You're looking at it the wrong way.

    If marriages are only seven years, the amount of ladies who get to be with me increases drastically, and that's just good for humanity, in general;)

  2. That is another country. Here in Canada the trend is to just not bother with marriage at all.


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