June 30, 2007
Let's Go to My Parents' House and Play "Fort"
Am I the only one who finds it mildly amusing that this weekend's talks between two of the world's reportedly most powerful leaders are being held at one of said leaders' dad's house?
No, I'm not. I heard someone say as much on the radio just the other day. I do realize that content far outweighs location in importance. But it's funny to imagine George H. W. Bush (or, more likely, Barbara) walking into the room and admonishing the "boys" to "play nice." It's even funnier (not) when among their "toys" are missile shields and, um, ballistic missiles.
I always reserve final book-cover judgment for when I have the opportunity to be in the same physical space with a person; but until such a time, I'm guessing that Vladimir Putin is a rather cold, intelligent, and scheming sort of person. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just different than our President's assessment of Putin as "straightforward."
And this thought just hit me: Putin is said to be ex-KGB, while Bush Sr. is ex-CIA. (Sort of. As its CEO, he couldn't have been as entrenched. But he knew some guys.)
International | By joe lance | 02:10 PM