Dorrit, don’t say those things

After reading this article in Portfolio I am all for Dorrit Moussaief for the next president of Iceland.  

“I’m sorry, honey, I disagree with you,” Moussaieff says, laying down her dessert fork. “Nobody is going to lose their houses. How can they lose houses in a country where there are twice as many houses as there are people?”

“Dorrit, you can’t say that,” the president responds.

“But they won’t be able to sell these houses to anyone else….I promise you there won’t be one single homeless Icelander. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a given.”

“You can’t say that. You just can’t say that.”

“I will say it. So far I’ve been right about everything that I’ve said.”

“Well, you can’t say that. You have no basis for saying it. On this issue, you don’t have the expertise to say this. You don’t have any expertise about Iceland’s housing law.”

“What are they going to do? Leave all these thousands of apartments empty?”

“This is—you can’t argue that—no, no. Dorrit, Dorrit, can I please continue this?”

“When I’m finished. There are thousands and thousands of apartments out there.”

“First of all, Dorrit, the fact of the matter is this: The number of homes is not the issue.”


“Dorrit, Dorrit—”

“They’re not going to throw people out. I’ll tell you why: Nobody else can move into those houses, and every banker is—”

“Dorrit, don’t say these things.”


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