Something We All Knew Now Finally In Print
Ha! This makes the story about clearing out the White House and sending Bush out to play with the dog whenever he shows up so much more interesting:
Putin ahead of G8 hits backs at West on democracy
By Oliver Bullough
MOSCOW, July 12 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, seeking to pre-empt rebukes over democracy from fellow members of the Group of Eight, said on Wednesday the Westâ€™s criticism of Russia was a mix of Cold War thinking and neo-colonialism.
In interviews with French, Canadian and U.S. TV channels â€” transcripts of which were published on his Web site on Wednesday â€” Putin denied allegations Russia was back-tracking on democracy, and said it would develop at its own pace.
And in what looked like a sign of the bitterness he feels about criticism of his rule â€” most recently from U.S. President Dick Cheney â€” he joked about a hunting accident when Cheney accidentally shot his lawyer and gave him a heart attack.
Tom's got the screenshot at BIO. I guess there are soul mates, and then there are peers. Glad to see the press taken notice.