Predictable Headline of the Day

We were told a few days ago that we were going to be able to resolve the Ukrainian crisis through diplomacy, because John Kerry is on the job.

From the Wall Street Journal this morning:

Kerry’s Talks With Russia’s Lavrov Fail to Ease Ukraine Crisis

You were surprised at this news?  Forget the text of the story (well okay, just this: “Mr. Kerry, in remarks after the negotiations, said he received no assurances from the Kremlin that it would pull back thousands of Russian troops amassed on Ukraine’s eastern border.”).  The photos from the photo poll tell the story better:

Wow, you really ARE that goofy looking!

Wow, you really ARE that goofy looking!

Lavrov said I could go to the men's room by now.

Lavrov said I could go to the men’s room by now.

He's STILL talking?

He’s STILL talking?

Dear God, he IS still talking. . .

Dear God, he IS still talking. . .

Why don't we settle this the old-fashioned way: with vodka shots?

Why don’t we settle this the old-fashioned way: with vodka shots?

Say Kerry: Isn't that your magic hat down there?

Say Kerry: Isn’t that your magic hat down there?

Just think of this as a bonus Week in Pictures.

Bonus exit photo:

And then the Russians said I had been bumped back to coach.

And then the Russians said I had been bumped back to coach.

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