Friday, August 27

The Vladimir Putin Reality Show rolls on

I scooped up this story of Putin's latest explois from Dan Riehl's Riehl World View. Dan and the Associated Press, which reported on the story, greeted Putin's adventure with sour grapes: Dan calling him a wuss when it turned out Putin's crossbow was firing darts to collect skin samples to help scientists track the endangered gray whale (Dude! I am so bummed. That's something Al Gore would do."), and the AP sniffing that this was the latest attempt to portray Putin as macho:
He has been photographed fishing bare-chested in Russia's Altai region, and was shown on television diving into an icy river and swimming the butterfly stroke. In April he attached a satellite-tracking collar on a tranquilized polar bear. He also has shot a Siberian tiger with a tranquilizer gun and released leopards into a wildlife sanctuary.
You left out his road-testing a Hog and his bare-chested horseback riding.

Aw, c'mon, guys. The world's rudest prime minister, one of the epithets attached to him, is just having a good time whiling away the hours until he becomes Russia's president again.


Anonymous said...

I'll bet any of the those folks would be the first to grovel at his feet for an in depth interview. Those pics make for another, "Quien es mas macho" moment.
Let's face it Pundita, the visuals beat the heck out of the mom jean wearing POTUS that our left loves so much. Why he even rides a bike with a helmet...that's right, he gives Putin a run for his money.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that our POTUS would never get a shot at Dancing With The Stars, but bare chested Putin in a tango? snark

nizhal yoddha said...

did anybody see the visual of the POTUS pitch a baseball? i didn't see it but i was told he throws overhand like a woman. alan alda, eat your heart out!