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Monday, August 30, 2010

Identity crisis

A friend sent the following article, written by Melissa Whitworth, which mocks Vladimir Putin for having posed recently in the prow of a Zodiac raft while trying to shoot a whale with a dart (for research purposes):

Whitworth basically took a very mocking tone while describing Putin, all but calling him a ridiculous macho poseur. My initial reaction to her piece was, hmm, this is probably the type of woman who is known, to those in her circle, as a castrating bitch.

But then I remembered the post I had written about Putin back in April, in which I had taken a similar tone:

And all I could think was, what exactly did that make me?

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