Le Prix Trudeau for Best Un-American Politician
A mix of the world-historical with the world-hysterical makes for a fascinating Foreign Stinque field this year. Robert Mugabe shows that you don’t need to be President of the United States to drag your country into the ground, while Hu Jintao shows you can ignore the President of the United States with impunity, if your country is a big enough market. Nicolas Sarkozy just shows too much, on the other hand, while Stephen Harper shows how adorable a Canadian constitutional crisis can be. And Fidel Castro? Ten Presidents and counting.
And the winner is…
Fidel Castro. Clearly a sentimental vote by the judges — Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the fall of Havana.
Next hour: Silver Sausage for Legislative Accomplishment