Good Day and welcome to the third installment of our five-part series the Obama Check. Today it’s Renate Künast’s of the Green Party turn. She, as the previous checkees Guido Westerwelle and Oskar Lafontaine, will be tested in five categories, the rating criterias of which you can read here.
From rags to riches: Künast was born in Recklinghausen to a auto mechanic and a nurse. She first studied social work and was employed in a penitentiary before she began studying for her law degree. One Obama
Diversity: Nothing to report here, but since women are still underrepresented in German politics she gets a half Obama.
Vitality: Künast likes inline skating and running and eats healthy, but admits her work keeps her away from regular exercise. She has no children. One Obama.
Policies: Künast wants Germany to accept Guantanamo inmates, she supports ISAF (unlike the Green Green Party’s base) while opposing OEF and wants a strong stimulus with more green elements and without tax cuts. One Obama.
With four and a half Obamas, Renate Künast is the top-points-getter in our series so far but still miles away from total Obamaness. Will Vice-Chancellor Steinmeier of the SPD get there? Check back soon.