Bad Feng Shui Blamed for German MPs Lacking Ideas
Sat August 2, 2003 07:02 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - If German politicians lack ideas for reforming the country's struggling healthcare and pensions systems, they can now blame an adverse flow of energy in their workplace.
The German parliament's glass dome, a Berlin landmark, makes for bad feng shui, according to an expert in the Chinese art of positioning objects, buildings and furniture.
"The energy is downright sucked out of MPs' heads by the glass dome," feng shui adviser Wilhelm Wuschko told the mass-circulation daily Bild on Saturday.
To keep the energy inside, the dome should be coated with a protective foil, he said.
Bild said the office of parliament president Wolfgang Thierse would not comment on the suggestion.
In related news, the Dean campaign has announced that it has hired Feng Shui Master Wuschko to analyze DLC headquarters.
Dean’s campaign manager, Joe Trippi, said, “I’m not sure what we did to get on the DLC’s bad side, but we hope this will be seen as a goodwill gesture. Perhaps Mr. Wuschko can help to reenergize the organization. Who knows, maybe it is as simple as moving a few chairs around, or turning Al From’s office into a yoga studio.”
Al From and Bruce Reed initially refused to comment, but From did put his hand through a wall, which some observers thought might be an endorsement of the idea that structural changes might be necessary. The DLC later issued a statement denying any such endorsement and stating Feng Shui was out of the mainstream and would be rejected by a majority of Americans.