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Guttenberg will be grafter and not star

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HB MUNICH. Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (CSU) defends itself against an exaggeration of himself in politics, media and the public. "You can never have the feeling that you would be in the business of politics a star, but one has to do his damn job," Guttenberg said on Monday in Munich. "That’s what people expect of you, and you have those expectations to meet. It has also always maintain the awareness that at some point could be concluded quickly."

Guttenberg, who had been welcomed before an event in the state parliament of visitors with applause, was asked how he deals with the great encouragement. For weeks, speculation about whether Guttenberg could in the event of a CDU-defeat in the regional elections in Baden-Württemberg in March would be chancellor – even in the current cover story of the magazine "Der Spiegel". Guttenberg himself had these rumors and speculation recently described repeatedly as bizarre.

Nevertheless, the rumors out even in the CDU for unrest. Parliamentary leader Volker Kauder (CDU) warned before the debate on a possible change of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) zu Guttenberg. "We need to govern and not speculate," Kauder said the "Sueddeutsche Zeitung". "Mr. Guttenberg is a very good minister, but Mrs Merkel is also an excellent Chancellor."

The Junge Union (JU) provides the other hand, in Guttenberg, however, as "political hope of the Union parties." Thus, the CSU-husband of JU-Chef Phil Mißfelder at a recent meeting of the CDU’s youth organization as "the hope, which functions for conservative forces within the Union".

Guttenberg himself knows that he has long been an idol for the boys in the Union, particularly because he has asserted itself unexpectedly in the military service against the party establishment. And because he has political ambitions, he also knows that he may not have the game too far. The party keeps him young at least for "absolutely capable chancellor".