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Just where in the job description for Foreign Minister of Finland does it say "send text messages to stripper?"  I can't wait for the follow-up story next week!

From the Associated Press:

Finland's foreign minister feeling pressure to resign over messages
to erotic dancer


      HELSINKI, Finland (AP) - Pressure is mounting on Finland's
foreign minister to resign after he sent reportedly raunchy text
messages to an erotic dancer.
      The official (Ilkka Kanerva) at first denied a magazine's report
that he had sent about 200 messages on his mobile phone to the
dancer. He later acknowledged sending some messages and apologized,
but he insisted they were work-related.
      The dancer (Johanna Tukiainen) contradicted the minister saying
he'd inquired in the messages about what she was wearing under her
evening dress.
      A gossip magazine (Hymy) which broke the story earlier this
month, says it will publish some of the text messages next week.
      The foreign minister's judgment and credibility have been widely
questioned since the scandal broke.
      (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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