Oct 14, 2009


Secretary Clinton’s magical mystery tour of Moscow continued today, first with a speech at Moscow State University on human rights, and then an unveiling of a Walt Whitman statue on campus. And that’s when she said this:

"Just as Pushkin and Whitman reset poetry we are resetting our relations for the 21st century," Clinton said.

Good grief.

Meanwhile, Russian Gay Rights Activists were quick to point out the hilarity of Clinton unveiling a Whitman statue alongside Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, known for his own brand of poetry. Like this famous Luzhkov haiku:

can be described in no oth'r
way than satanic”

(Can you believe the quote actually works as haiku?)

Ah, the poetry of diplomacy.

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