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January 25, 2005

"We are men and we don't make a big deal over our scars." [Dave at Garfield Ridge]

While carrying the burden of his nation's hopes, Viktor Yushchenko must also carry the burden of painful disfigurement:

Viktor Yushchenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, said he still has not come to terms with his disfigured face resulting from a poison he was administered during his campaigning on a pro-West ticket.

"Frankly, I can't get used to this face, and I don't think I ever will get used to it," he told a media conference in Strasbourg after addressing the parliament of the 46-member state Council of Europe.

"But," he added, "we are men and we don't make a big deal over our scars."

No sense in complaining, I guess; especially since it's now a badge of honor. No concentrated industrial poison is gonna bring this MoFo down!

Besides, it doesn't look *that* bad-- Yush now looks like Perry King crossed with Edward James Olmos. I hear some chicks dig that.

About Yushchenko's would-be assassins, I think Ace said it best: Bastards.

Cheers,
Dave at Garfield Ridge


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