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Saturday, March 17, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via TrekToday: Finnish Politician Campaigns In Klingon

A Finnish Green Party candidate has made his web site available for readers of Klingon, despite translation difficulties because he was unable to find a Klingon word for “green.”

MP Jyrki Kasvi, who describes himself as a passionate Star Trek fan, told Reuters that a Klingon version of his web site is part of his re-election campaign (via Yahoo). “Some have thought it is blasphemy to mix politics and Klingon,” he said, but “Others say it is good if politicians can laugh at themselves.”

The 43-year-old Kasvi represents the Greens from the constituency Uusimaa. A research scientist with a Ph.D. in engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, Kasvi was elected to the Finnish Parliament in 2003.

What more could you ask for?

For those dying to practice their Klingon, the site is here.

[Cross-posted at PoliSciFi]

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  2. Today is a good day to lose an election.

    Comment by Chris Lawrence — Saturday, March 17, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

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