4.24.2007

Someone still loves you, Boris Yeltsin

I know I'm a day late and a dollar short on this one, but I suppose I should remark on the passing of Boris Yeltsin. Unfortunately, all I've really got to say is, "Someone still loves you," and given that that's really just indie snark, I don't have anything much meaningful to say at all.

Certainly the man deserves credit - being the first democratically-elected leader of Russia isn't nothing. But the way in which he "democratized" Russia led to the gangster capitalism practiced by oligarchs today. And he's directly responsible for installing Pootie-Poot Putin into power.

But I did like what Althouse had to say.