On friday – the European Commission top boss, issued a press release showing just how much work those people at the European Commission have:
Message of support from President Barroso to the European Ryder Cup Captain
On behalf of the European Commission, President Barroso has sent a message of support to Nick Faldo, Captain of the European Ryder Cup Golf team in advance of the tournament against the United States this weekend. President Barroso said, “On behalf of the European Commission and myself, I want to offer to your team our full support and best wishes in advance of the tournament starting today. I am sure this will be a great sporting occasion bringing together two great teams. The whole of Europe will be behind you this weekend”.
Clearly- the financial crisis, the failure of the Lisbon treaty, the upcoming European elections, and the cloud of scandals surrounding the Berlaymont all give way when it comes to golf. The Ryder Cup is something that at best 2% of Europeans have ever heard of… Why in god’s name is someone taking the time to write a press release of support? If the gentleman is Jose’s best bud, then send him an email, or better yet an SMS. I don’t remember any similar messages to the olympic teams, the winners of the UEFA Champion’s league, etc etc etc.
Clearly, either the Commission is quite overstaffed, or they have their priorities a little muddled.
(and yes we understand Mr.B is supporting EUROPE by supporting the Euroteam for the Ryder Cup, but please- a little bit of perspective: 1) No respected medium will report on it, and 2)Maybe a more popular event might serve the goals better…)
I hope to see fewer press releases wishing good luck, congratulations, condolances, and any other wishes come out of the Commission, and more releases which serve to explain how succesfully European tax money has been allocated.