Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Hypocrite Alert

Mr. Bean is at it again:

Madrid, Spain - Opposition conservatives are at the prime minister's throat for just about everything, and now they have a new bone of contention: has he broken the law by smoking in his office?

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is known to be a smoker but is rarely seen doing so in public. A new law that took effect on January 1 bars smoking in the workplace, among many other places, and Zapatero's office at the Moncloa Palace is covered by the legislation.

An article in the newspaper La Vanguardia says that Zapatero and prominent Catalan politician Artur Mas smoked up a storm during a January 22 meeting as they negotiated terms for a new charter giving the Catalonia region more self-rule.


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