Just in time for tonight’s Presidential Foreign Policy Debate….
(Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin took a leading role in the latest tests of Russia’s strategic nuclear arsenal, the most comprehensive since the 1991 Soviet collapse, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
But here is my favorite part of the Reuters release:
Tests involving command systems and all three components of the nuclear “triad” – land and sea-launched long-range nuclear missiles and strategic bombers – were conducted “under the personal leadership of Vladimir Putin,” the Kremlin said.
Good ol’ Vlad, who is not shy when it comes to exhibiting bare-chested Russian machismo, apparently now has a new hobby of personally conducting nuclear missile tests. But I believe he is really aiming to be the next best-selling plastic action figure and Christmas stocking stuffer.
You tell us what Putin is thinking in this new photo caption contest.
Here is my entry:
Maybe I can ride one next time.
Heh, heh, not too lame, but I know our regular star caption writers can do much better.
For the newcomers, the rules of the caption contest are be nice and stay classy because the media is watching.
Now, if you follow those rules and win you will receive priceless PR in a future post and Putin will probably have you targeted the next time he plays “launch the missile.” So good luck!