Well, he's been at it again. Yesterday's NY Post had an article about Putin. An excerpt:
Putin parades tough guy credentials with arm wrestling and pan crushing
MOSCOW -- Vladimir Putin tried to bend a frying pan with his bare hands and took part in an arm wrestling contest in his latest attempt to win over Russian voters with his action-man persona, Sky News reported Tuesday.
The Russian prime minister also climbed an artificial wall as he met young Russians at a pro-Kremlin youth camp, north of Moscow.
He has yet to declare whether he will make another run for the presidency but Putin's appearance Monday, coming as he controversially described the US as a "parasite" for accumulating debt, was designed to boost his party's popularity before a vote in December.
It was the latest display of machismo from the Russian leader who is not shy of showing off.
The picture of Putin with that frying pan really made me wonder: either he is incredibly strong or some of his "feats" are faked. I'm guessing the latter.
Still, I understand the impetus behind wanting to demonstrate his power this way.
If he actually could bend a typical iron skillet, that would be enough for me. I'd vote for the guy.