Unpleasant conclusions of the scandalous poll31.12.2009 | 12:49
Georgian newspaper Version, which is known to be a "yellowish" oppositional periodical, has recently asked a question: which of the politicians arouses most aggression? The results of the conducted poll were quite unexpected: it was "led" by former Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli who was recently criticized by Mikhail Saakashvili. Well, there is nothing to be surprised at: the poll has confirmed that, unfortunately, common people of Georgia have been totally brainwashed.
According to the Georgian media, the Version newspaper asked a question: whom would you like to give a dusting? Of course, the question is not correct. An observer would ask: what for? For one's merits or demerits? Or, perhaps, the periodical meant a well-known saying that there is only one step between love and hatred, and the high ratings should be interpreted as complementary?
To put it shortly, the initial question is rather doubtful. The characteristics of the 200 pollees who were asked the question is no less mysterious. Can their opinion be regarded as the opinion of the "Georgian population" - this was the title, under which the media presented the information about those who would like "to give a dusting" to Nogaideli and company.
Thus, this seems to be much more of a speculation than a scientific approach aimed at finding out the truth. However, the fat is in the fire, and the results of the poll have been revealed. So, what did we all come to know?
Former Prime Minister of Georgia Zurab Nogaideli would be beaten by 23,3 percent of the questioned population of the country. As a politician, Nogaideli arouses the greatest aggression among the people, the Version conclusion is cited by ИА REGNUM. The second place belongs to leader of the public movement Defend Georgia Levan Gachechiladze with his 18,7 percent.
16,7 percent of respondents expressed the desire to give a good dusting to Minister of Internal Affairs Vano Merabishvili. The leading trio was abandoned by the former speaker of the Georgian parliament and the current oppositional leader Nino Burjanadze with 8 percent of votes.
When asked by the periodical, which of the ministers would you like to dismiss from post, 21,3 percent named Minister of Education of Georgia Dmitriy Shashkin and 18,66 percent named Minister of Defense Bacho Akhalaya.
The new Minister for Sentence Implementation Khatuna Kalmakhelidze received 4,7 percent of voices. She is followed by State Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashvili with 3,3 percent. 26,7 percent of the pollees would like to dismiss all ministers, while 8,7 percent would dismiss none, IA REGNUM reports.
What is the blame of leader of the party Movement for Fair Georgia Zurab Nogaideli before the people? Is he guilty for being the first to start a political dialogue with the Russian government, to try resuming the flight connection between the countries, convince President of South Ossetia Eduard Kokoity to pardon the Georgian teenagers and escorte them home? Or, is it Saakashvili's fierce criticism for the "connection with the Russian politicians" that matters more?
What was Levan Gachechiladze's blame? Was it his principal oppositional attitude? Why did he suddenly outrun Chief Policeman of Georgia Vano Merabishvili? Or, is it that one has simply grown tired of remembering the numerous sins committed by the latter on his post? No matter how fiercely he is scolded, he keeps having it his own way.
Nino Burjanadze has not been much mentioned by the media recently, so the fighting cocks have calmed down a bit in her respect.
Perhaps, the desire to dismiss the former minister for sentence implementation from his new post is quite natural; yet, it is rather ungrounded: being in his new office, Dmitriy Shashkin has not yet shown his worth. As to the opportunistic official appointed by Saakashvili, Minister for War Bacho Akhalaya is the second one. Khatuna Kalmakhelidze has not yet shown her worth either, so her third position is also rather surprising.
As to Minister for Reintegration Temur Yakobashivili, who seems to make every possible effort to completely destroy the remnants of understanding between the Georgians on the one part and the Abkhazians and Ossetians on the other part and whose activity does not help healing any wounds, he goes fourth in the poll.
The whole thing looks ridiculous. Of course, modern PR experts regard the growing number of their favourite references in the media as a benefit. The context, whether positive or negative, is not taken into consideration. Such approach is hardly effective towards those who are prone to thinking; however, it is quite relevant in respect of the audience brainwashed by TV and the media.
The Tbilisian regime has made great progress in manipulating with the mass consciousness. The Georgian community had been absolutely sure that Russia allegedly attacked Georgia out of the blue until Tagliavini's repot, where Saakashvili is called an aggressor, was disclosed. There are still some people who stick to this version; however, this can rather be attributed to their wounded pride: it would be too much painful to admit one's own failure.