just in case youhaven't been paying attention
to Austria's election,I got some good news.
WOMAN: Austria will get a new left-leaning president
after rejecting a far-right candidate.
The far-right candidate,Norbert Hofer,
was trying to become president.
He would have been the firstfar-right head of state
in Europe since World War II.
This is a party found by,essentially former Nazis,
so it may have beenone step too far.
(with Austrian accent):Yes! One step too far.
-(laughter)-Thank you, Austria.
Thank you so much!
The voice of reasonin the world.
It feels like right-wingpopulism is sweeping the globe,
but Austrian voters were like,
(with Austrian accent):"Uh, right wing populism--
that's so 1930s, ja?"
But, uh,the Austrian politician who lost
wasn't just right wing.
He was the most badassright-winger ever.
WOMAN: Hofer walks with a cane,
the result of a serious hang-gliding accident.
And he carries a 9-millimeter Glock pistol
on the campaign trail.
And this guy's so crazy,he carries around that Glock
just in case he bumpsinto the hang-glider again.
(with Austrian accent): Thistime I'm ready for you, Glidey!
This dude sounds more likea Bond villain than a candidate.
Can you imaginea hang-gliding Nazi?
-(laughter)-No, the two don't mix.
Hang-gliders are super chill,Nazis-- not so much.
(Austrian accent, shouting):This is peaceful, yeah!
I'm floating like a bat!
From up here, all the peoplelook like cockroaches to me!