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Doddsson does the skedaddle

So, as someone mentioned in the comments to the last post, old Davíð Oddsson has decided to leave the country, three days before the Black Report is released.

It goes without saying that Doddsson is one of the key players in the 3000-page report.

Some might say that he’s simply bowing out graciously to give his staff at Morgunblather some time to come to grips with the extreme awkwardness of their situation — i.e. how they are going to report the report in which their boss is most severely implicated.

However, if that were the case, methinks he’d have to be away for quite some time, seeing as how it’s going to take the nation, and the media, weeks months to digest and come to terms with its contents.

Years, even.

Incidentally, Althingi [parliament] sent out a press release today, for anyone who is waiting for Monday morning with bated breath:

The Special Investigation Commission will hold a press conference on its report at 10:30 on Monday 12th of April. A webcast will be available at althingi.is. A summary and excerpts in English will be available at sic.althingi.is at the same time.

I’m thinking this thing better live up to its hype, or we may have a serious revolution on our hands.

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  • Joerg April 10, 2010, 8:16 am

    Are all the notorious opponents now going to convene at this mysterious “undisclosed address in the United Kingdom” for the great showdown?

    I understand that Davíð Oddsson is used to ruling by means of mystery phone calls. So I suppose, despite his physical absense, his staff will be kept on a short leash to run this report down.

  • rod April 10, 2010, 10:02 am

    ‘Some might say that he’s simply bowing out graciously’

    My knowledge of Oddsson comes entirely from your posts, and from your links to other sources, but I can’t recall a single case of him doing anything graciously.

  • Jo April 10, 2010, 3:06 pm

    But where did he go?

  • alda April 10, 2010, 3:16 pm

    … undisclosed location. Of course.