The “flawlessness” of the top politicians of the ÖVP has recently become the subject of many a TV program. Some TV presenters even asked themselves whether someone could stay or become Federal Chancellor at all, provided that he has verifiably called someone else – for example his predecessor as party leader – “ass”. The Salzburg Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) went to court with this form of reporting. He not only defended ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, but also did not mince his words with his TV criticism.
“It’s a real hypocrisy,” he said at the state congress of the ÖVP Salzburg. “Anyone who says they’ve never used a swear phrase – just isn’t right. And when television editors carry morality like a monstrance under the canopy of their self-righteousness, a lot comes to mind, but I’m not saying it; because on some occasions it is better to be silent than to speak. ” Haslauer earned a lot of applause for the statement.
Haslauer is considered to be a supporter of Sebastian Kurz, who is still with him in the current situation. Kurz seems to appreciate that. Two days ago he congratulated Haslauer on his re-election as regional party leader of the Salzburg People’s Party. He is looking forward “to the continuation of our cooperation, because thanks to his many years of experience, Wilfried Haslauer is always a competent and reliable partner”.