A lot of Sauvignon Blanc and red wine from Mallorca: That is the answer of FDP Vice-Chairman Wolfgang Kubicki (71) to the punishment of the traditional court of fools in Stockach (Constance district), to which he was sentenced during the carnival in February.
The Bundestag Vice President had the 210 liters of wine sent to the Fastnacht court, as his spokesman for the German Press Agency said. "Unfortunately, a handover by Mr. Kubicki on site could not be realized this year due to scheduling reasons."
Fool judge Jürgen Koterzyna confirmed the arrival of the delivery. Both wines have already been tasted, he said. "They taste." However, Kubicki is not yet debt-free. The carnival judges are still hoping for a meeting with this year's accused - for example in Berlin or on Sylt. Because the FDP politician from Schleswig-Holstein owed champagne and oysters to the foolish court.
More than 600 years of tradition
The dance routine in front of the Stockach women's round, to which he was also sentenced, he had already settled after the trial on "Schmotzige" Thursday at the party. "And several times," reported Koterzyna.
The more than 600-year-old tradition of the fool's court is one of the highlights of the Swabian-Alemannic carnival in Baden-Württemberg. Franz Josef Strauss (CSU) and Angela Merkel (CDU) were already in the "dock". The hearing took place this year for the first time since the outbreak of the corona pandemic.
Kubicki had defended himself with a lot of self-mockery and humor against allegations such as sexist behavior, schemers, regicide and endangering the political culture. But he was only found guilty on the last count. He was simply exercising his right to free speech too often, the judges had ruled.