First President of Europe

story_rompoy_afp_giWait.  When did Europe become a country?  I mean, aside from the whole EU thing?  Anyways, in a closed door meeting, Belgium’s prime minister, Herman Van Rompuy, became the first president of the continent, though it doesn’t seem like any Europeans voted in an election or how it was determined he would be the president. 

“Van Rompuy, a soft-spoken fan of Japanese poetry, beat out contenders including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a post whose duties are not yet clear.”  What they leave it out is that he sort of looks like Dick Cheney’s doofy younger brother.

Sounds like a good job though.

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