Swabia's man in Brussels
European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger: a humorless right-wing politician with a face like a mask. Best known for drunken clowning, libellous vulgarity, mangling the English language like no other, posthumously enlisting Nazis in the resistance, and minor Calabrese connections. Or is it just that journalists don’t get his jokes? Many assumed CDU chief Angela Merkel sent him to Brussels to unload a national liability. Events may be proving them wrong ….