I don't know what's more bizarre. The idea of cheesed-off swiss farmers throwing shoes at Doris Leuthard or the fact that there really is a cheese fest called the Swiss Mountain Cheese Olympics ... I understand the lovely Doris stood her ground. Isn't she wonderful when she smiles...
The fest is actually called (in German) Swiss Mountain Cheese Olympiade. Which is wrong (Olympiade is the time period between two Olympic games).
But who really cares about "lovely Doris"? She has so many opponents that she is not worth being mentioned here. The farmers should have thrown cheese at her! This would at least have left some temporary marks. But would she have thought about it? I frankly doubt, the majority of the Bernese gang is just so arrogant...!
amazing in a way. Mrs Leuthard is of course a charming woman and possibly the only one of the Bundesrat with actual charisma, but in a way the "social" (socialist) face of a party which tries to position itself left of the centre but is in reality a staunchly conservative Catholic party. Mrs Widmer-Schlumpf is who improved her popularity-rating by arresting Roman Polanski, but as representative of a 4% party is likely to lose her seat within two or three years. The EdithPiaf-looks may help Mrs Widmer-Schlumpf with older people of course.
Re: Federal councillor attacked at Swiss Cheese Olympics
When I first saw this article, I thought it would be about people throwing cheese at Doris. If it were good cheese, and someone did that to me, I think I would leap into the path of the cheese and try and catch it with my mouth.
Unfortunately, they were not throwing the cheese....