The media is still trying to portray Merkel in a negative light, either as a buffoon (first pic) or a calculating Hitlerfrau (second pic)...
AP - Thu Feb 9, 9:10 AM ET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens during a debate in the Berlin, Bundestag parliament on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006. (AP Photo/Fritz Reiss)
Reuters - Tue Feb 7, 9:57 AM ET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a state commemoration ceremony for former German President Johannes Rau at the Berlin Dom, February 7, 2006. (Peer Grimm/Pool/Reuters)