MORE TROUBLE FOR SCHROEDER? Reader Casey Carrow emails from Mainz:

Thought I’d send you a photo panorama that you may be interested in seeing. It is a photo of an estimated 10,000 policemen and firemen in Mainz, Germany (where I live) demonstrating a recent proposal by the beloved Gerhard Schroeder that their retirement age be changed from 60 to 65. Rather than cheer and clap for their succession of speakers, they blew cheap plastic whistles that could be heard over two kilometers away!

Click on the picture for a larger image. Gee, you’d think Schroeder would try to distract people from stuff like this by ginning up some sort of phony foreign relations issue or something, wouldn’t you?

UPDATE: It’s not working. Heh.