Think about the career of Bjorgvin G. Sigurdsson
BA in history and philosophy from the University of Iceland, journalist at Vikubladid
and editor of Studentabladid
The responsibility of those who put Bjorgvin
there, like Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir and Ossur Skarphedinsson is great.
should claim victim status in further investigations into his
negligence, it would suit his
current image of a child in his
When the NY traffic controller brought his
kids to work recently, it was him who got the heat, not the kids.
They just didnâ€˜t know any better.
was just there "obeying orders", playing along, participating in a game of snakes and ladders where he
had not set the rules.
was just unfortunate to have rolled the dice and landed on a snake.
These examples are everywhere in Icelandic politics.
Thorgerdur Katrin Gunnarsdottir had worked for one year at a law office after graduation when she
was handpicked to lead a content department within the State Broadcasting (RUV).
Since then her
career has been one job after another working selflessly for the party.
This did not stop her
from suggesting that an expert from Merrill Lynch
should be re-educated for his
(later to be proven absolutely correct) observations as a financial analyst.
This morning, Thorgerdur brushed away questions on the radio regarding her
husbandâ€˜s billions borrowed from Kaupthing
to buy shares in the bank itself saying this had nothing to do with her
Not realising that she
personally stood to benefit from these loans, suggests that re-education might just be beyond such a hardened political trench-warmer herself.
has never been brought up by the system in which she
excelled to accept responsibility, only to enjoy the gains.