Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Right said Fred

Can't you just hear his deep Southern drawl?
In the meantime, let’s be realistic about the world we live in. Mexican leaders apparently have an economic policy based on exporting their own citizens, while complaining about U.S. immigration policies that are far less exclusionary than their own. The French jail perfectly nice people for politically incorrect comments, but scold us for holding terrorists at Guantanamo.

Russia, though, takes the cake. Here is a government apparently run by ex-KGB agents who have no problem blackmailing whole countries by turning the crank on their oil pipelines. They’re not doing anything shady, they say. They can’t help it if their opponents are so notoriously accident-prone. Criticize these guys and you might accidentally drink a cup of tea laced with a few million dollars worth of deadly, and extremely rare, radioactive poison. Oppose the Russian leadership, and you could trip and fall off a tall building or stumble into the path of a bullet.

The hundreds of demonstrators the Kremlin has had beaten and arrested in the last few weeks alone, we are told, were not pro-democracy activists but common criminals — like world chess champion Garry Kasparov. Demonstrating without a permit is a serious crime and, luckily for the Kremlin, it turns out that pro-government youth groups seem always to have permits for rallies at the exact times and places that anti-government protesters gather.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dana said...

I loved his precise observations in the piece.

...and just saw Fred interviewed by Hannity. Sound, thoughtful, and deliberate in his answers....Dick Morris commented afterward that the longer Fred prolongs an announcement the more harm he brings himself giving evidence to accusations of lacking 'fire in the belly'. Good point.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous luther said...

That's a good short and sweet read.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I believe it was written for radio.

7:00 AM  

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