Originally Posted by Soozka
The only thing I'd add is that he knew what the deal was before he stood for election.
He didn't know. When he decided to take the offer I personally couldn't even imagine how things would change in the next 1.5 years. Back then situation was more or less tolerable. I don't remember any really atrocious law. Since then it's started to turn to the worst way too fast. I don't think many people really expected this turn.