Thursday, April 2, 2009
We did it!
One of the first things I hoped Obama would do was pose with two of my all-time favourite leaders, so I could have my pinup shot. This is the best piece of political porn I have seen in a long while. Obama is clearly the straight man, all American gumption and can-do -- not much analysis required there. I don't know what the hell Silvio thinks he's doing, but it's almost convincing, congenitally crooked smile aside. One would think that he is the earnest matchmaker of some detente for the ages, that he's been fretting over this meeting for weeks and now can be happy for them along with the rest of the world. Medvedev looks a little woozy -- and apparently he's been fattening up long before Jamie Oliver's G-20 dinner -- but his afterglow, while there's a bit of a spent vacuousness there, is not altogether devoid of charm.
After pledging what I understand was one trillion dollars, these leaders can afford to take a well-deserved break after a job well done. The crisis may be a black hole, but a trillion dollars is a lot of units to throw at it and it may buy some time before the next event horizon. Now...who's gonna pick up the tab, anyway?
Posted by Kristopher at 12:29 PM