HELSINKI A Finnish member of parliament is
aiming for re-election by campaigning with a translation of his
Web site into Klingon, used in the TV series Star Trek.
"Some have thought it is blasphemy to mix politics and
Klingon," said Jyrki Kasvi, an ardent Trekkie. "Others say it
is good if politicians can laugh at themselves."
He said his politics posed some translation difficulties,
since Klingon does not have words for matters such as
tolerance, or for many colours, including green -- the party
under whose banner he is running in the national elections on
Non-warriors can also access the site, www.kasvi.org, in
English, Swedish and Finnish.