e. The beginning of warmer relations were commercials introducing Milan Dzurinda as a long-distance runner preparing for an international Kosice marathon. Markíza viewers could bet with the television on whether Dzurinda will breat the tape in the set time limit. One of those who tipped the right time received a car from Dzurinda's hands. Christian Democrats vice-chair was successful in the marathon and also became the SDK spokesman. In that times the relation between the SDK and Rusko were good and th e frequency in which the SDK top officials appeared on the screen in the prime time attested to it. But later some information has leaked that Rusko tries to interfere into the selection of the SDK pre-election manager. Democratic Party (DS) chair Ján Langoš stated in the reaction that he does not want to be Rusko's satellite while Rusko responded that his most bitter political disappointment are DS leaders. Only Mr. Rusko and SDK masters know the truth about their power quarrels but the fact is that Langos opened the conflict with Pavol Rusko who manages the most powerful among the Slovak media. And a provident politician never does it - especially not in the election year even though he minds Rusko's character of an agile SZM (youth organization in socialist Czechoslovakia) official. A politician with a feeling for the reality does not make such a fault in the situation when he is not given access to the media. But a politician like Langos would never breed illusions that if the SDK joins the government the housing situation will be resolved. It was Dzurinda who reached for such populism after he had launched his spokesman's career. And maybe therefore he became a horse on whom Rusko bet that time. Langos and Dzurinda do not have to be in a personal controversy but they represent two different lines that create SDK internal conflict. One line is based on accuracy drawn beyond the border for resp ecting the reality. The second line prefers the reality before abiding by general principles. Their joint existence in one political conglomerate can be, if they keep on moving back, destructive.