Tell me you’re trying to cure a seven-year ache

Tell me you’re trying to cure a seven-year ache
See what else your old heart can take
The boys say, “when is he gonna give us some room”
The girls say, “god I hope he comes back soon”

You know, this article from Reuters sounds a bit bizarre — but it just might work.  Hmmm, I just had a 14 year anniversary — wonder whether I should renew the contract or not??

Glamorous Bavarian wants law to allow 7-year itch

Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:14pm EDT

By Madeline Chambers

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bavaria’s most glamorous politician — a flame-haired motorcyclist who helped bring down state premier Edmund Stoiber — has shocked the Catholic state in Germany by suggesting marriage should last just 7 years.

“The basic approach is wrong … many marriages last just because people believe they are safe,” she told reporters. “My suggestion is that marriages expire after seven years.”

After that time, couples should either agree to extend their marriage or it should be automatically dissolved, she said.

Fifty-year-old Pauli, twice divorced, is a maverick intent on shaking up her male-dominated and mainly Catholic party which has dominated Bavarian politics since World War Two.

“This is about bringing ideas into the CSU and starting a discussion,” she told German television Thursday after she had unleashed a wave of criticism from other politicians.

 Reuters 2006.

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