Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Obama, Putin, and Blondie: Hanging on the Telephone

Gabe Malor at AoSHQ had this link on how Obama makes phone calls (and his recent failed one to Putin), since it is a throw back to the cold war, a little vintage Blondie seemed in order too: 
The marathon Putin call went badly. The former KGB spy spent much of the hour and a half insisting, without evidence, that ethnic Russians were enduring horrible things at the hands of Ukraine’s new pro-Western government, according to senior U.S. officials. Obama spent much of the call insisting, without success, that the charges were groundless and offering what the Obama administration officials characterized as a “diplomatic offramp” from the accelerating crisis. The two sides released dueling accounts of the call— summaries known as “readouts” — that nevertheless generally back up the U.S. description.
Obama’s telephone tussle with Putin yielded no breakthrough on Ukraine. But it might one day warrant its own entry in the fraught, fascinating history of presidential phone calls.
TOM: Ukraine ready to go to war?
Blogmocracy: Putin's pathetic dupes on the right and left…
JWF: Romney shreds Obama's incompetence: WH butt hurt ensues...
Russians laugh at Obama's sanctions...
Romney: I hate to say I told you so...

This is funny...
This is not so funny, TOM: Ukraine concedes Crimea to Russia

And this Jimmy Fallon bit is surprisingly well done!  (h/t Darleen at PW)


  1. Ovomit is but a tool, and this whole thing an act.

  2. Evi, you should post the "Hello, This is dog!!" alongside these photos.


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