Vladimir Putin is a weird guy. He's not as weird as, say, Kim Jong Il, but he's still fucking odd for a world leader. Last week he tried to claim some random kid as the "7 Billionth Person" in the world. As the article mentions, it's nearly impossible to verify such a thing, and I could have sworn that everyone already considered some other random baby to be the 7 Billionth person or whatever.
So did he just not get the memo? It's weird that he would do such a thing, like having 7 Billion People is a good thing on a world that's already strained on resources.
Better yet, he visited the mother and child, and he did so in a lab coat . . .
Why? For some reason Putin seems like he enjoys looking like a giant oddball. It's almost as if he's trying to give the perception that he's capable of doing anything and being anywhere. He's like a Ken doll with all the different outfits for whatever you want him to be. Need to be saved from a burning building? Never fear, Putin-doll Fireman will save you! Need a dangerous beast slayed? Studly Tracker Putin will hunt it down.
Worried that the democratic process might start to work in post Cold War Russia, and that different people over time will weild power? Perish the thought! Subversive Usurper Putin is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent all at once! It's like having God as your president, prime minister, and then president again! We've never seen such a cult of personality (or an attempt to create one) in Russia before!
Note: For some reason I can't upload pictures here at work. So on my lunch break today I'm going to make a quick post showing the many faces of Vladimir Putin.