Life Imitates Art: Mary Landrieu Calls Pavel Astakhov an ass; Then files bill to spee
Two weeks ago New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz wrote G20 Ends Abruptly when Obama calls Putin a Jackass. Last week, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) , in an interview with R adio Free Europe/Radio Liberty called Russian Children's Ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who supports Russia's refusal to re-open its child coffers to needy American paps, an ass. And it wasn't satire. To make sure RFE/RL knew this just wasn't a slip of her sloppy political tongue, Landrieu reiterated: "He doesn't want to hear the truth," the senator says. "He's an ass. You can write that: He's an ass! " And RFE/RL did just that. Despite the impeccable US news source , no other US media picked up Landrieu's insult to a high ranking member of the Putin government, and so far only the English language edition of RIA Novisti has published the account (though it may appear in the Russian language press.) Astakhov's Russian or English language tweets make no note of the outburst. Does Bastardette have to do Drudge's work? To add insult to injury Landrieu claimed during the interview that Russian officials are wrong when they say that American adopters who abuse and kill their Russian acquisitions aren't punished. Obviously Landrieu is the one who's mistaken. My blog Nikto Ne Zabyt--Nichto Ne Zabyto , routinely accessed by the US State Department, the...