Franz Müntefering at Lanz: Like an Elder Statesmünte

Franz Müntefering was born on January 16, 1940 in Neheim-Hüsten in the Hochsauerlandkreis, he has seen all the Chancellors of the Federal Republic of Germany and if you had to make a forecast after Thursday evening, then the following: Münte will manage Scholz too.

Markus Lanz also talks to his guests about the nasty epidemic and asks the immunologist on duty around the group what the virus is “still capable of”, so what attacks can be expected from it in the near future? It is true that the moderator and the Federal Managing Director of the Greens also perform a strange performance in improper speaking. This performance is entitled “Markus Lanz tells Michael Kellner in a talk show that he will definitely not say anything about the coalition negotiations, but still asks him questions that Kellner does not expect to answer” and will be seen at the Berlin Theatertreffen next year .

But who actually speaks in this program, that is the former SPD leader Franz Müntefering. This is certainly due to the fact that Müntefering no longer has to negotiate a coalition. But this is also due to the fact that Müntefering always liked to formulate succinctly and occasionally also simply. It is this “that Müntefering clarity that one misses so much,” said Markus Lanz on Thursday. In the opinion of the triple-vaccinated, 81-year-old former Vice Chancellor, what is clear about?

About the hesitation of the football player Joshua Kimmich to follow the recommendation of many experts and to get vaccinated, says Müntefering, if in return he got the idea to advise Kimmich how to shoot a penalty, “he says that I know better. He knows too, he knows too. “

A face made for the back of a 2 DM coin

About the managing health minister Jens Spahn, Müntefering said that in the past few years he had liked to announce “things that will be in the future at some point” and that he made “popular statements” out of self-calculation, “which were, however, catastrophic”. Anyone who does something like this is “frivolous” with something heavy, and Spahn did it “a couple of times, so I have to say it so clearly”.

Franz Müntefering said of the German Bundestag that it should not just work through, but rather “conduct an open debate with the state about all important problems”. For example, he would like parliament to “talk for a week about: what are the life and career opportunities of today’s 16 to 19-year-olds?”

At such moments, the gaunt face of Müntefering is pervaded by statesmanlike aD-Gravitas, one could immediately engrave the back of a 2-DM-coin with it. Then he laughs again and looks like a ventriloquist dummy. On the one hand, he is quite a has-been, certainly an honorable one. On the other hand, someone speaks here for whom heaven is still full of social democratic questions and he speaks pleasantly freely.

Some of these questions play far back in the past (what would have happened if “the two geniuses, Lafontaine and Gysi” of the SPD hadn’t shot up the left-wing camp?). Others concern the future. The pension, says Müntefering, could also hold in the future. Minimum wages at one end of the scale do not help the pension, but “we also have immoral high wages” in Germany, one also has to talk about that.

An order for the traffic light? Always slowly with the young traffic lights. No matter what one undertakes in the coalition agreement, it always turns out differently, “it will be the same this time too”. Or, in a final, very Sauerland review of Müntefering’s past 16 years: “In the first period of Merkel: world financial crisis, in the second the nuclear power plant went up in Japan, in the third came 1.5 million refugees, in the fourth there was a pandemic. “

Müntefering at Lanz: Cornelius Pollmer loves Helmut Dietl's film "Late Show", especially its last scene.  In a talk show hosted by Thomas Gottschalk, the group pulls over German television.  The best thing about it is for him "Animal films anyway", states a guest - and Veronica Ferres, sitting opposite, confirms, "they are so human!"

Cornelius Pollmer loves Helmut Dietl’s film “Late Show”, especially its last scene. In a talk show hosted by Thomas Gottschalk, the group pulls over German television. For him, the best thing about it are “animal films anyway”, stated a guest – and Veronica Ferres, sitting opposite, confirms, “They are so human!”

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