(Probably most not-germans don't know what I'm talking about, here is at least an article of the sacking of Scharping. There were several events after that, but I didn't find an article about them in a quick search at bbc and cnn. If you understand German, check Spiegel.de and click on "Miles-and-Moritz Affäre".)
What do you think about all these recent scandals of the German MPs using their gained Miles and More-miles for private flights or giving them to friends and about the affairs of Scharping and Merz with Moritz Hunzinger ?
Sacking Scharping was time, Schröder should have done that much earlier. I don't know how Scharping managed it, but as soon as there was a possible Scandal(We call it "In's Fettnäppchen treten" in German, I don't know an English saying for that)
, Scharping was there to get directly in the trouble. Using the Luftwaffe for private flights, the embarassing bathing photos (Osama Bin Baden), the A400M issue and now Hunzinger.
And I think all MdB should either pay all their flights themselves, or they shouldn't get Miles and More-miles for their flights. I'm sure if Lufthansa would check their database, they would find many more Politicans using the miles for private flights.
That the CDU is now denying a law that all MdB should publish their incomes and jobs, says anything about the scandals they hide imho ...