It is no wonder that many – as the Minister himself the doctoral degree was revoked – again remember this sentence. And it is not surprising that the only requirement of the resignation by the Bavarian FDP Presidents Thomas Hacker comes who wants to apply the same standards to the science minister as to Guttenberg. Now, if said in the CDU, is that Ms. Schavan was Minister for their professional competence and not because of their PhD degree, reminds. Fatal to the trivialization in the case Guttenberg At that time, the Chancellor said that it had invoked no scientific wizard, but a defense. That such submissions are rather counter productive, conservative politician had time to learn.
Schavan is too much for a politician to have the debate on her dissertation ever expressed those self-doubts, the scientists are intrinsically. More than oversights that you were not embarrassed Schavan had not added. Rather than include any comment until the University of Dusseldorf has rendered its judgment, they announced repeatedly to struggle. That she is "the science" guilty, not just immodest statement.
On a cold December evening last year, she gave a memorable speech to the approval of the President of the German Research Foundation. As so often, when it was time to find personal words, she spoke off the cuff and in this case also about themselves. It is true in politics, to maintain the balance between vanity and humility. It would be very dangerous whenever the vanity about humility prevailed, she said at the time, as if she had even guessed that she had expressed in the discussion of her dissertation too bossy and confident of victory. In the audience slight embarrassment was widespread.
She herself has always understood the accusation of plagiarism as an attack on their moral integrity. Nothing like it had so hurt the accusation of deception and dishonesty, she said in a recent newspaper interview. Outwardly, she seemed taken in recent months, distracting himself with public appearances and work. Behind the scenes, she was probably busy with crisis management and stabilization policies. Dealing with criticism is not one of their strong points. When it comes to preserve nerves and persevere, but it is superior to some other politicians.
The CDU gives the impression that she wanted to try to prevent the resignation of the Minister as long as possible and keep Schavan till the elections. How long will succeed is uncertain. The Chairman of the Committee on Internal Affairs, Wolfgang Bosbach (CDU), considers it a big mistake if the party turns now from Schavan. Each of them know know, but how much value they put on clean work, said Bosbach. They had in all the offices which they held previously acquired, far beyond the party and faction borders her reputation in that it emphasizes is objectively, Bosbach rewrote the mood in the party. Successor wants to deal with speculation therefore, no member of the CDU.
Berlin is still in political speculation about possible successors. For the former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony David McAllister (CDU), an eight-month everlasting minister would be less attractive. He has been excluded, and act as a replacement for Schavan available. The Chancellor could also CDU General Secretary Hermann GrÃ¶he appointed Minister of Education, because the North Rhine-Westphalian Association after leaving Norbert RÃ¶ttgen a minister in the cabinet due. Who could follow in this case GrÃ¶he is, however, open – closed on Wednesday McAllister also this option for themselves. Armin Laschet came as North Rhine-Westphalia for the minister in question, has been with science questions but not as good as busy.
It is expected that Schavan not comment more until their return from South Africa on Friday will. Their lawyers will file the complaint before the administrative court in Dusseldorf the next four weeks, the process can take several months, even years, in the case of the entrepreneur Margarita Mathiopoulos it was eight months. In the past, administrative courts have the judgment of a faculty never contradicted. Whether the reference to the current procedures for Schavan sufficient to prevent withdrawal, remains open.