|The proposed new PPSOE logo|
in cerulean blue.
Many of Spain's more
|Former PSOE leader Rubalcaba's|
preferred color: Spanish red.
In an unrelated story, Spain's Ministry of Financial Muck-ups shocked financial markets yesterday with the surprising announcement that it had discovered a misplaced 5,000 billion euro note under a Parliamentary couch cushion. Some are likening the find to the discovery of the sunken ship and Spanish treasure of La Señora de las Mercedes, the last time Spain had lost this sizable a quantity of
London financial analyst John Snottypants offered his unsolicited armchair opinions about it, "Look, we've all done it. Lost that 20£ note only to find it later. It's like money from nowhere. What a great feeling. But I'm starting to wonder whether these PIGS countries know what they're doing. I mean, sure, misplace 55€ billion here or there, like Germany did, that can happen. But to misplace 5,000 billion. Unacceptable." Both Standard & Poor's and Moody's announced that, in light of this discovery, they were going to consider downgrading the country's credit rating to "Couch cash" status, a rating which sits just above "junk bond" but below "Can you help a brother out?" status.
The couch was a personal gift to the national Parliamentary building from former Valencian President Francisco Camps, symbolizing the Autonomous regional capital's rich tradition in
|Obama, having heard the news about Spain's windfall, seen here checking|
the Oval Office couch cushions for any lost change
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