Bush Plans on Suspending Democracy

From a press briefing (as quoted by Wired):

Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there … Bush: I’ve been planning that myself.
Why am I not laughing?

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