Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How Do You Spell Party? F-I-N-L-A-N-D

The TimesOnline's Roger Boyes pens a candy-for-your-brain story about the Finnish Foreign Minister, two blond sisters and some naughty text messages.

The relevant paragraphs:

Another message, tapped out between political meetings, suggested a three-in-a-bed arrangement with Johanna, 29, and her sister, Julia, who has worked in the pornography industry. Conflict resolution has rarely been so racey or caused such a stir.

After the text messages appeared in the press, the live-in partners of both women threw them out. Johanna will continue, however, to work for the Dolls dance group, Julia will carry on working in the film sector - and Mr Kanerva will stay in office - thanks to the support offered by Matti Vanhanen, the Prime Minister.

Plainly the Prime Minister, 52, was able to sympathise with his Foreign Minister: Mr Vanhanen has just emerged from a courtroom run-in with his former mistress, Susan Kuronen. He ended their affair with an abrupt text message (on a Nokia), announcing: “It's over.”

His jilted girlfriend went on to publish a kiss-and-tell memoir detailing not only his romantic e-mails and text messages but also how he once, in a passionate clinch, compared her to an oven-baked potato, his other great love. Mr Vanhanen's popularity rose after this revelation. The Foreign Minister may be in for a similar boost (emphasis ours).