Monday, March 03, 2008

Pondering The Chosen One...

The anticipation has been driving this bitch crazy. Between the polling…the posturing to the media…the interviews and debates followed by more interviews…and then the pundit’s speculation…ugh!

But finally…at last, damn it…we have some results.

Mmmhmmm, in Russia’s Presidential election. Well, actually it was more of a sorta-election.

Cough.

Dmitri Medvedev sailed to a ‘it’s over…shut up, kneel and respect my authority’ victory becoming the third President of the Russian Federation.

President Vladimir Putin is expected to become Prime Minister thus finalizing a smooth non-transfer of power.

Despite attempts to mount challenges to The Chosen One, the opposition never gained traction and the election was a blow out. Well, c’mon now...this election was a done deal before the deal was even a vague though in Vlad’s clever Russian mind.

Sigh.

This bitch remembers the glorious hues of liberty our government cast a post Soviet Russia in. There was to be freedom and democracy and a chicken in every pot for the Russian people and that was supposed to result in happiness and joy throughout that part of the world.

Now, Russia is finalizing the results of a faux election fronted by big money in order to perpetuate an economic system set up to dominate the masses and benefit the few.

That's almost enough to make a bitch nostalgic for glasnost.

Blink.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Now, Russia is finalizing the results of a faux election fronted by big money in order to perpetuate an economic system set up to dominate the masses and benefit the few."

Sounds suspiciously like the US of A.

GoGo said...

Ha. Finally someone who wrote about Russian politics!

Sad state. If McCain actually becomes president, we know our election is faux too! at least, im gonna believe that.

~gg

Angry African on the Loose said...

Mac is not the only one. Democracy - good old democracy. It's been the hot new ideological toy everybody wants for the last few decades. Just make sure you check the back of the pack for the small print. Will your operating system handle it? And what version do you have or want? Democracy - but not as you know it on my blog at http://angryafrican.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/its-democracy-but-not-as-you-know-it/