Thursday, May 31, 2007

Putin says whaaaaaa?

Vladimir Putin, in a press conference in Portugal, criticized the West for being just as repressive as Russia. Ok, fair enough--more than likely many Western countries have assorted mechanisms for repression buried deep within their bureaucratic structures, and he's probably right that the media tends to gloss over such concerns. However, it was his way of expressing this thought that was slightly, um, strange:

"Let's not talk about having immaculate, white fluffy partners on one side, and on the other a monster who has just come out of a forest with claws and corns growing instead of legs."
Er...what? Huh? Corns growing instead of legs? WTF?