May 29, 2009
According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, Barack Obama is the world's (aka the west's, nice word choice Harris Interactive) favorite world leader, followed closely by Angela Merkel and the Dalai Lama. Where are our boys?
Well, in terms of popularity, Vladimir "the Crushin' Russian Judo Master" Putin ranks 13, just above everyone's favorite seemingly immortal commie, Fidel Castro. Dmitri "the scapegoat" Medvedev remains at 16. In terms of how much influence world leaders have, Barack captures the number 1 spot again(the world is addicted to chope); Vlad rises to number 2 (the world is afraid of a sober Russian man with nuclear weapons), and Dima...he only gets a bump to 14 (the world doesn't respect the man).
What do we learn? The the participants of this poll are probably not friends of mine.