Political Allies Blast Guttenberg Support Wanes Fast for German Defense Minister

He thought he could sit out the plagiarism scandal surrounding his dissertation. But this week, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is facing withering criticism from his own side of the political aisle. He is, a member of his own party claims, "a dandy, not a politician."
An impromptu protest at the German Defense Ministry demanding that Guttenberg step down. "Resignation = Progress" reads the sign.

An impromptu protest at the German Defense Ministry demanding that Guttenberg step down. "Resignation = Progress" reads the sign.

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cgh -- with wire reports