In the most graphic indication yet of his emergence as a political figure, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa joined Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski and other Polish leaders on the pages of the Communist Party newspaper in its traditional New Year's parody.
A caricature of Cardinal Jozef Glemp, the Roman Catholic primate of Poland, also appeared for the first time in Trybuna Ludu, which annually reviews in rhyme the events of the old year in a full-page display. The rhymes are intended to be sung to the tunes of popular songs."Nothing in Poland can surprise me now," a laughing Walesa said when informed of his inclusion on the page during a telephone call to his home in Gdansk.
Walesa's rhyme praised the Soviet policy of glasnost or openness, saying, "They have shown me even in Moscow" in the official media. He also says "Solidarity is the same, but it is also different under the new Polish situation."