Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Netherlands

Prime Minister Dr Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands became the 13th world leader to honor my request. He also becomes the 4th world leader to send a photograph with a real actual signature.

It's interesting that this guy is both a prime minister and a doctor. I guess it's more economical this way since they don't have to hire an executive doctor. I wonder if he's Surgeon General (or head of the health ministry) too. Just kidding

Seriously though, you gotta admire a guy who aspires to become prime minister when he already has a profession under his belt...

Notice the letter originated in the Hague. Its interesting because while Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands the Hague is the administrative capital. You see that, whoever said a country can only have one capital?

Oh and by the way, whatever you do don't refer to the Netherlands as Holland. Holland is merely the name of a province within the Netherlands. Contrary to popular belief Holland is not a country.


Blogger Peradventure said...

Hey, I like your website and was wondering: have you sent a request to Cuba?

10:10 PM  
Blogger Joel said...


I sent a request to every single country in the world.

How did you find this site?

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Marc said...

He has a Ph.D (aka doctorate) in history. :)

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most world leaders and statesmen are qualified in something. Tony Blair (or B-liar as we like to call him in England) is a trained barrister and Gordon Brown (Chancellor of the Exchequer - our money man) is an Economist. If not academically trained then some are ex-military like Sharron. Maybe only in the US do ex-actors and failed oil drillers run the country! Sorry about that dig, couldn't resist it ;-)

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually PM Balkenende has several degrees including History and Economics

10:59 AM  

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