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sa_ernie:
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Fri, Aug. 5th, 2005 01:21 pm

UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE.

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sa_tonks:
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Wed, Aug. 3rd, 2005 02:27 am

I'm not exactly sure what's going on with the Daily Prophet. I mean, I'm always one to stay low and all (being a Ministry member and all) but, Lucius?

What on earth is going on here?

There has to be some logical explanation. (yes, that's right. An attempt of logic coming from Tonks here.) I'd say there were two versions of the Prophet printed before the election and the wrong copy has been distributed all today. Of course, that doesn't account for the interviews but still!

There needs to be some logical explanation.

Like that Lucius Malfoy is not the Minister of Magic now and this was all some fantastic dream and I'll wake up tomorrow and there will be a new Minister.

Maybe.

Current Mood: melancholy melancholy

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sa_zacharias:
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Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005 10:53 pm

I think my WCN device is malfunctioning. The entry I just read said that Parkinson is the new Head Girl.

Current Mood: annoyed incredulous

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Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005 11:20 pm
Since my birthday celebration, I have been a bit worried. You see, my vision appears to be not what it has been. I have had frequent headaches and my eyes have needed a potion by evening.

Perhaps that it why I spent so many long minutes reading and rereading today's post. Of course, I wished to believe it at once, but my vision was blurry and my incredulity strong. For, when in the past few years, other than when Professor Umbridge steered Hogwarts, have we--that is, Slytherin--been recognized for our considerable leadership qualities?

Today.

I must assume that Professor Snape had a hand in my recommendation, and I am quite pleased to know that my years of dedication to our house have placed me in the position to support both it and so many of our talented students. For all others, I shall see you on the train to Hogwarts as Head Girl.

Be aware that I will begin taking points from unruly students upon reaching King's Cross.

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Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005 09:38 pm

I've wanted to say something all day, but everything was just a great lot of shouting. I can't even believe that people were that taken in by someone like Lucius Malfoy. And no, I'm not going to call him the Minister for Magic, no matter how many galleons he throws around.

I really don't know how this could even be possible. Mr Weasley, I'm sorry that you lost. You were clearly the best man in the race, and even though you lost... you did it without having to bribe your way into a win. I'm really proud of you.

I wasn't going to say anything, as I don't really know why but they named me Head Boy for next year; The owl arrived just after tea. Ron, um, I really... just don't start making me Big Head Boy pins, or I'll have to leave them in nasty places on your bed.

Me. Head Boy.

Insanity.

Current Mood: shocked shocked

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Tue, Aug. 2nd, 2005 01:20 pm

Lucius Malfoy Elected Minister for Magic


Formosia Higginbotham, Political Editor



For more information about Minister Malfoy's platform see the following articles:

* Proposed legislation - p 2

* Educational reforms - p 5 1/2

* Financial regulations - p 14

* Civic programmes - p 18 3/4



Narcissa Malfoy: Portrait of a Minister's Wife

See page 15 of the pull-out section for an exclusive interview with Mrs Malfoy and her plans to be more than 'just another pretty wife'.



In the closest election in wizarding history, Lucius Aemilius Malfoy was elected as Minister for Magic yesterday. Turnout was at an all-time high, with ninety-two percent of eligible wizards and witches queueing at Ministry polling locations throughout the day. Fifty-two percent of those voting cast their vote for Mr Malfoy, forty-seven percent cast their vote for his opponent, Mr Arthur Weasley of the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office, and one percent casting write-in votes for people such as the Muggle Prince William, Ali Bashir, Glover Hipworth, and Harold Skively.

Mr Malfoy made a brief statement this morning from his Wilshire home. "I am pleased and proud to be elected as your Minister, and I promise to do my utmost to ensure the necessary changes are set in motion to make our world peaceful and prosperous once more," he said, before ending the conference to begin preperations for the swearing-in ceremony that will take place tomorrow morning. For more on Lucius Malfoy's life, including biographies of his wife Narcissa Black Malfoy and his son Draco, please see the special thirty-six page colour pull-out section beginning on page four and seven-eighths.

In Ottery St Catchpole, Arthur Weasley made a very brief concession statement as soon as the results were announced. "The public have elected the wizard they feel most confident will guide the wizarding world the most effectively and fairly, and I respect their decision. I wish to extend my congratulations to the new Minister for Magic; the public has every confidence that he will do an excellent job," he said, before he was rudely interrupted by his youngest son, Ronald, who threatened to hex anyone who annoyed his father and used several rude words unfit for publication.

It has been rumoured for many years that Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, had interest in the position, but he did not place himself for candidacy when former Minster Fudge died in May. When asked for a statement regarding the new Minister, Dumbledore only said, "Alas. Earwax." It was difficult to obtain comments from any of the other Hogwarts staff besides Professor Sybill Trelawney, who unfortunately smelled of cooking sherry and was unable to give a coherent opinion.

Tomorrow's swearing-in is open to the public, followed by a luncheon for the new Minister, his family, and selected Ministry officials, after which Minister Malfoy is expected to make an announcement appointing several chief advisers and officials. Those in the know speculate that he will make several major changes within the government structure; however, Minister Malfoy has neither confirmed nor denied any rumours to that effect. The day will culminate in an invitation-only Inaugural Ball. Security for the ball has been heightened and will be enforced by use of Blast-Ended Skrewts.

Quick Quotes


"Lucius Malfoy was the obvious choice for Minister for Magic and I am delighted that the public had the sense about them to elect such a fine man to the position. There are many wrongs committed by Cornelius Fudge that need to be righted and I have every faith that Lucius Malfoy will do so." - Burghwenna Rosier Goyle, socialite


"The voters appear to have spoken, but time will tell whether the best man won." - Bill Weasley, son of opponent Arthur Weasley, currently Defence professor at Hogwarts.


A fine man, Mr Malfoy. Very fine man. Very good for the economy. - Borgin, Knockturn Alley shopkeeper


"I can't say I'm surprised at the results of the election, though my support was in a different camp. I imagine we'll just have to wait and see what kind of changes this new leader will bring as he steps into his new role." - Remus Lupin, werewolf


"I like Mr Malfoy a lot. I think he'll do a good job, especially if he likes chocolate milk." - Vincent Crabbe, current Hogwarts student



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sa_ron:
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Sun, Jul. 31st, 2005 11:48 am

I was thinking when I woke up this morning that something important was supposed to be happening today, and I can't remember what it was! I reckon I'd ask you, Hermione, cos you keep all those colour-coded lists and things, and maybe you know what it is? Cos honestly, I have no idea.

Current Mood: devious devious

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sa_george:
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Fri, Jul. 29th, 2005 10:08 pm
ARTHUR WEASLEY FOR MINISTER

A vote for Arthur Weasley is a vote for a fertile mind! A productive work ethic! A fruitful term of office! Your fortunes will multiply! Your children will prosper!

sponsored by Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes
10% off next purchase with proof of vote

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sa_charlie:
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Thu, Jul. 28th, 2005 02:38 am

woH si s'enoyreve remmus? s'eniM yllaer gnirob, sa uoy nac ylbaborp ees. fO esruoc, dad si gninnur rof setsiniM, s'taht yllaer gniticxe. I wonk ohw m'I gnitov rof, ta tsael.

oS woh ynam fo uoy evah sehcadaeh retfa gnidaer siht? m'I tros fo gniyrt gnihtemos wen yadot, gnissem tuoba htiw eht smrahc no ym ecived.

llew, m'I gnitrats ot teg a ehcadaeh won, dna I evah krow ni eht gninrom, os I kniht ll'I llac ti stiuq rof won.

Current Mood: weird weird

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sa_ginny:
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Wed, Jul. 27th, 2005 05:34 pm
Have--have any of you lot got your OWL results? I don't think I can wait another minute. I reckon I'll have to, but I'm bouncing all over the place. I've even degnomed the garden twice waiting for them. Every morning I can hardly eat breakfast, as lovely as Mum's breakfast is, for wondering. Once the post comes it's all right for a few hours, but then I get nervous all over again. It means so much to Mum and Dad.

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