Bush is on a roll! Coming hot on the heels of his enthusiastic endorsement from the murdering monsters in the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, and his vote of confidence from the freedom-hating terrorists who rule Iran, he's now getting two thumbs WAY up from the anti-democratic thugs at the Kremlin:
Russia's political elite has been showing a striking willingness to take sides in the U.S. election — most notably President Vladimir Putin, whose expression of support for President Bush reflects more than the two leaders' warm relationship.
Analysts say it stems from a deep distrust of U.S. Democrats, dating back to Jimmy Carter's focus on human rights violations in the Soviet Union, and a Kremlin calculation that John Kerry would be tougher on Putin.
As Putin moves to consolidate power after shocking terror attacks, pushing for electoral reforms criticized as a major step toward authoritarianism, the last thing he wants is an intrusive new U.S. administration.
"To believe that under Bush, Putin will have carte blanche — 'Do what you want inside Russia' — is unrealistic," Lukyanov said. "But Bush is far less concerned by the question of democracy in Russia than Kerry."
Which just goes to show that with friends like these in the country of the blind, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at birds of a feather. Or something.