Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Topless Summit

Photographic proof that the Cold War is finally over comes today in images of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin naked to the waist.

The subliminal message may be that world leaders have nothing to hide, although Andy Borowitz suggests a darker meaning--that the President-Elect has lost his shirt in the economic crisis and is wandering on a deserted beach.

Old political hands point out that there were no such displays of skin in the good old days of LBJ and Khrushchev, as journalists in western Europe, particularly Germany, speculate about whether their heads of state will follow the new trend.

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