BBC: US showers praise on Saakashvili
US President George Bush has given a strong boost to the new president of Georgia by praising his drive to expand democracy and fight corruption. "I'm impressed by this leader, I'm impressed by his vision, I'm impressed by his courage," he said after meeting Mikhail Saakashvili in Washington… Mr Saakashvili, a 36-year-old US-educated lawyer, asked for more US help to achieve these aims.
Jumping Jesus! Do you realise what this means? I am older than the President of Georgia!
Have you any idea just how decrepit and inadequate that makes me feel?
(Mind you, Georgia is quite a small country.)
Note: For more on Georgian politics, see the surprisingly interesting After the Revolution in the latest edition of the London Review of Books.