bill-swift - December 29, 2015
Vladimir Putin is a weird dude. On the one hand he wields dictatorial-like powers in Russia and curtails people's human rights. On the other, he likes to act like a total badass. It seems like all his time not spent ruling Russia with an iron fist is spent shirtless in the countryside kicking ass and taking names. He fishes, he hunts, he rides horses, he basically does all the things associated with rugged manliness. You wouldn't see any of our politicians, on either side of the aisle, felling trees shirtless with a giant ax. Not since Teddy Roosevelt has there been a guy this manly in charge of so many people. Don't get me wrong, I don't like the guy, but you've got to admire his chutzpah.
So, this year they've compiled some of Putin's hottest pics in a calendar called Spend A Year With Vladimir Putin. The calendar also showcases his sensitive side. He smells flowers and cuddles dogs as well as wrestling bears and killing hawks or whatever. In this one sense, his rugged manliness, our politicians could learn a thing or two.
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