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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ukraine isn't down for the count yet

By Aussiegirl

In Ukraine, wrangling continues over the formation of a new government. Follow all the latest developments at Cyber Cossack, which is doing a fabulous job of staying on top of the day-to-day machinations and ins and outs. Stay tuned, the orange isn't squeezed dry just yet. Following is a quote from a Larry King interview with President Yushchenko, as it appears on Cyber Cossack.

Cyber Cossack

“That’s why I decided to dedicate my policy to that and whenever I make an interview, whenever I speak in front of a camera, I start my statement that we are all united; we are not divided by language, we are not divided different confessions, we are not divided by religion. ”

Yushchenko is now beating up on Yanukovych and he seems intent on getting a grand coalition going. He wants a united, working Ukraine where decisions are made reasonably and not in the streets or smoke filled rooms. Its a tough goal but it works.

It reminds us of the LBJ quote when some were pushing to ostracize a foolish fellow American that had gone astray.

LBJ responded “Yeah, I know he’s an asshole, but he’s OUR asshole.” Or another gem– “Its better to have him in the tent and pissing out than to have him outside pissing in”.


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