It’s funny, you know — heroes are not all that rare. I mean real heroes, not cops and rifraff like that.
Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden. Everybody says they’re kind of odd, but in that case, I’ll take odd over normal every time.
I heard early this morning that the Dragon and the Bear had collaborated to stick a finger in Uncle’s eye,(*) so that Snowden could go to Ecuador or Venezuela via… Cuba!
Every aspect of this story gave me deep, deep joy. I don’t even know which part is best, though the Cuba connection is certainly a strong contender.
I can just hear the rich vodka-stoked laughter in the Kremlin, and the discreetly muted titterings in the Forbidden City. And Uncle, the Great And Terrible, looks like a monkey. It really doesn’t get a whole lot better than this.
(*) A surprisingly accurate characterization from the unspeakable and usually unreliable Chuck Schumer, who seems to have been reduced to gnawing on the furniture by this development.