Those Inscrutable Russians

As previously observed here and elsewhere, it makes no sense to think that Vladimir Putin actually favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton on the merits of policy. More likely Putin’s goons were merely celebrating—even as most Never Trumpers did—the schadenfreudtastic spectacle of Hillary losing, and the chaotic potential it might augur. Perhaps Putin thinks that an inexperienced American president is preferable to Clinton, but that seems a risk.

On the other hand, who can tell with the Russians? After all, they are capable of the gobsmacking cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” below, by the Leningrad Cowboys, backed by the Red Army Choir. And even though this was done several years ago, the hairstyle seems a bit Trumplike, no? Maybe they’ll be the surprise guest performer at the inauguration.

A culture capable of this is capable of anything.

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