She is an employee of Uncle Sam and has done a great job.True for you, Colm. As she clawed her way to the top (with much connivance from the German deep state, methinks), she systematically outmaneuvered and eliminated her opponents and has dragged the party so far to the left, you can't see much difference anymore among the CDU, SPD and Greens. They've all sold Germany for 30 pieces of silver
The party's a lightning rod with her and without her, it will eventually fade into deserved obscurity.
The time has come to move aside.