Sunday, January 06, 2008

Bush as Rasputin ?

I thought the analogy of Bush as Rasputin seemed a little far-fetched until I came across the following in "Lost Splendor", the memoirs of Felix Youssoupoff:

"He was just an uncultured, cynical, avid, and unscrupulous peasant who had reached the pinnacle of power owing to a chain of circumstances....But who were the people who so skillfully exploited and directed him from a distance, without his being aware of it? It is improbable that Rasputin (Bush) knew the real intentions of his masters, or even their true identity; he rarely remembered the names of the people he saw, and was in the habit of giving each one a fancy nickname."

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