Wednesday, January 05, 2005

People can do what they want to, but I've got a feeling it ain't democratic

Viktor Yanukovich - despite being at the very least somewhat overly inclined to pay heed to Russian instructions, and behaving thuggishly heavy-handed in doing so - has nonetheless learned well from the west in post-election tactics: call out the lawyers. If you won a rigged election, well, that was the true Will of the People; if you lose a fair election, there must have been massive fraud. I'm impressed; that's some chutzpah, all things considered. I'm sure his claim will be (rightly) rejected by Ukraine's Supreme Court, but that he's making it means something. I'm just not sure what.

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