…from the quill of Antisthenes
The elections are not due until March 2012 but some proud house owners are beautifying their castles in anticipation of yet another victory of the forces of progress, personified by ex-KGB Lieutenant Colonel. 41% of voters want Putin, and this typical, three vehicles, well-off family is not distracted by rumours that their self-selected candidate for presidency apparently said in June this year during his very own “United Russia” party conference that the “election campaign would be dirty”. What would he know? And if indeed Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, ex-FKS, ex-KGB was preparing some more “Chechen” style bombing or journalists poisoning, would they tell him? Certainly not. Admittedly, the family may be slightly confused by the fact that the only other remaining presidential candidate Zyuganov declared himself a communist. Does it mean they would be voting for a conservative? Or, Stalin forbid, for a democrat? I believe that their fears are groundless.