Remember when I suggested the Fab Five to lead the US delegation to the Sochi Olympics? I was, of course, jesting but I was delighted when the Obama administration named a delegation in the spirit of my tongue in cheek suggestion. Three, count ’em three prominent members of the LGBT community. I admit to some confusion about Brian Boitano. I thought he was already out but since I don’t follow figure skating very closely, no make that at all, I didn’t know. I’ve never heard of the hockey chick, but Billie Jean King is an icon in my household, partially because her brother Randy Moffitt pitched for the Giants from 1972 to 1981.
The response from the Kremlin has been interesting. Vlad the shirtless has actually released a bunch of political prisoners including Pussy Riot. I singled them out because I felt like writing Pussy Riot.
One thing people don’t understand about Vladimir Putin is that he’s a dictator who wants other to love him as much as he loves himself. That’s why he’s sprung some enemies to show the world what a swell, albeit tough and manly, guy he is. He’ll probably crack down on his enemies when the Olympics are over but right now he’s all lovable Vlad, the benevolent dictator.
That is all.