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Kicking Ass and Taking Territory from Other Countries

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Vladimir Putin. Nevertheless, when I see something like this, it makes me wish we had a leader in this country who wasn’t afraid to make judo DVDs:

A montage on Russian television of the white-robed prime minister body-slamming opponents accompanied the release of the video, “Let’s Learn Judo With Vladimir Putin,” in Mr. Putin’s hometown, St. Petersburg, on Tuesday.

The video is part of a growing media library highlighting Mr. Putin’s masculinity that includes episodes of Mr. Putin, a former K.G.B. agent, bare-chested on a fishing expedition and in flight in a fighter jet. No cameras were rolling when Mr. Putin was said to have tranquilized the tiger as it stalked the journalists who had accompanied the prime minister and some scientists on a scientific expedition to Russia’s Far East in late August.

George Bush clearing brush on his ranch just doesn’t stack up very well against all that, does it?

  1. Dubya says:

    Speak softly and put anyone who disagrees with your decisions in a prison cap or poison them? T.R for the 21st century!

  2. Vincent says:

    Are you trying to imply that the ghost of Teddy Roosevelt has possessed Vladimir Putin?

    Come to think of it, that might explain a lot.

  3. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Teddy Roosevelt studied judo.

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