Sunday, July 01, 2007

Eye Lock

The world has marched on since that day on the ranch when George W "looked in Putin's eyes and got a sense of his soul." As the pair share Maine lobster and boat rides waving at the press, what will George see in those eyes today? Will he see a man who less than a month ago equated the direction W/America is heading with Nazi Germany (hey, who said that George was the only one who could abuse historical analogies?)? Will Bush see a man who has done what he could to consolidate and strengthen his power? The two have seemingly little to share at this point, and it will be interesting to see if they can achieve anything beyond that spin power quote, "frank discussion" that says nothing - because nothing was said.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

There was a precious anecdote floating around not long ago to the effect that when Bush confided to Secretary of State Powell he had "looked into Putin's eyes and seen his soul," Sec of State replied, "Mr. President, I looked into Putin's eyes, too, and I saw K-G-B!
Russians I knew practically killed themselves laughing over Bush's comment--they said Putin had the deadest eyes they ever saw on a human being.
this speaks volumes about GWB's interpersonal skills and judgment.

11:28 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

I think the two will get along well. They are really quite similar, although Putin is less Machiavellian. Perhaps what Bush saw in Putin's eyes was his own soul/

2:56 PM  
Blogger Carol Gee said...

Whatever happens will be only because of the perceived ability of one to exploit the other. There will be precious little truth, trust, or good faith in the salt air at the seaside. Bizarre, isn't it?

6:27 AM  

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