May 18, 2009

Look out Putin...


...Lithuania's got a lady who knows karate!

That's right! According to the New York Times, Lithuania has elected its first female president - Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite.

Ms. Grybauskaite, 53, a tough-talking former finance minister with a black belt in karate, ran as an independent candidate, enhancing her popularity in contrast to the main political parties, whose standings were undermined by the economic downturn and allegations of corruption.

Show of hands, who wants to see the judo master Putin go against the black belt Grybauskaite in an ultimate fighting match?

4 comments:

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

She looks like an extra in Highlander in that photo.

varske said...

I don't think she needs the karate to keep people in order. When she was Finance Minister, even the PM reckoned she was scary. She could certainly outlogic Putin any day.

Anonymous said...

I am crazy excited about this presidency.

jaybird said...

You don't mess with Lithuanian women, that's for sure.