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July 17, 2009

Blog Guy, I see footage of the Secret Service guarding President Obama. It looks like a HUGE task. Has any country found a better way to protect its leaders?

A good question. Yes, of all places, Russia has. Their President, Dmitry Medvadev, protects himself.

Excuse me?

As you can see here, he takes an arsenal everyplace he goes. It seems to do the trick. He carries rifles, pistols, hand grenades, a flame-thrower, and has a Bowie knife clenched in his teeth, except when he’s giving a speech.

That’s positively amazing! What a cool guy!.That’s the kind of leader WE need. I’m running over to get that guy’s autograph!

Uh, I wouldn’t if I were you.

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Top: Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev takes aim during a visit to the Rayevsky firing range in Novorossiisk in the Southern Federal District, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/ RIA Novosti/ Kremlin/Vladimir Rodionov

Left: Medvedev holds a Kalashnikov rifle in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Left bottom: Medvedev takes aim while on his trip to Russia’s southern region of Dagestan June 9, 2009. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/ Mikhail Klimentyev

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Comments

I just hope he’s not as trigger-happy with the nuclear arsenal!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive
 

This is why we need Arnold the Terminator Swarzenegger as our President!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive
 

Did you notice how much he looks like Keifer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer on that second picture? If he’s half as aggressive and trigger happy, I think we’re in for a bumpy ride!

Posted by M | Report as abusive
 

OUCH! what an ugly tie for a president to be wearing. he should ask GWB if he has a few he could part with, W’s ties were always styling.I’ll bet Obama would shoot himself if he attemted to carry rifles like these…. quick! someone give Obama a rifle!!

Posted by Ralph | Report as abusive
 

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