Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quote of the Day (Christopher Buckley, on Putin, Olympic ‘Godfather’)

“[Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s] drop-bys [to this year’s Olympic site of Sochi] are staged affairs, covered by state television networks—that is, by the ones he hasn't yet shut down. Mr. Putin aims his icy blues at managers who have failed to rise to his level of satisfaction. Then, in tones reminiscent of the Godfather, he informs the attending press that he will soon advise those who have disappointed him as to the precise consequences of disappointing him.”— Christopher Buckley, “Essay: Christopher Buckley on Sochi: Don't Mess with Team Putin,” The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2014

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