Good Lord Is This Weird


Remember how in the faltering days of John McCain’s 2008 campaign he grabbed on to the Russo-Georgian War as a harbinger of a new Cold War and boldly declared that “We Are All Georgians Now”? Well, even the Georgians aren’t Georgians now. Or at least not Georgia’s then-President Mikheil Saakashvili. The last we heard of him he was living in “self-imposed exile” as a Brooklyn hipster after getting run out of the country and charged with various crimes. But now he’s back in the action. He’s renounced his Georgian citizenship to be appointed governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine.