Monday, April 21, 2008


Rumors have been circulating that 55-year-old Russian president Valdimir Putin has been having a little fling with 24-year-old gymnast Alina Kabaeva. One Russian newspaper, the Moskovski Korrespondent, reported that the president had divorced his wife, Liudmila Putina, or was about to divorce her and marry the young gymnast. When Putin angrily denied the story, the newspaper was shut down. However, rumors continue to flouish.

Now an Afghani newspaper reports that Putin first met Alina Kabaeva when she was just 17, and they have had a thing going on ever since. In the meantime a big event is being prepared for Putin in Saint Petersburg. Some say the preparations are for a wedding between the love birds. Official word is that it is mere a celebration of the wedding anniversary of Vladimir and Luidmila. We’ll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile French president Nicholas Sarkozy divorced his second wife, Cẻcilia five months after he was elected to office. Before their marriage she had been a model. Four months later Sarkozy married another model, Carla Bruni. Recently nude pictures of the new Mme Sarkozy have been travelling around the Internet.

I’m so grateful to be an American. Our political leaders don’t get involved in that kind of hankjy panky.

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