So, while the media in Europe is reporting, however tentatively, that they think there’s been a coup in Russia, the media here in North America is talking about the weather, or Robert Downey Jr. Helping a young boy with a bionic arm, or baby abductions.
No mention of poutine … I mean, Putin! As in, ‘Where’s Putin?‘ And, really, do we care?
Of course, Bill 51 here in Canada might seem more important at the moment, but really. Putin ousted and possibly dead has yet to make the news here?
Well, okay, so maybe the rumours are just that, rumours. Without any substantiated fact, and the truth of his not being seen in public for the last nine days (and who’s counting anyway?) could be attributed to anything … Flu … He’s still drunk from a bender …
Or better still, my personal hypothesis, he’s undergone surgery to change his appearance so he can abandon a sinking economy in Russia and flee to some secluded island to squander his ill-gotten 20 billion dollar fortune on big Game fishing and women!
And you, dear reader, what do you think?
[Update: March 17th – The NY Times reports Putin alive and well!]