Friday, September 16, 2005

Too good to be true

I should have known the positive vibe of the Orange Revolution(tm - property of Viktor Yushchencko) would wear off. The story broke last week when Yushchenko disbanded his government, including PM "Ms. Braids" Yuliya Tymoshenko, for corruption. This in and of itself was ironic, as the whole point of the Orange Revolution(tm) was to get rid of corruption and bad practices in Ukrainian government. Perhaps this is an impossible task, as, according to the latest Time International, Yushchencko's son is driving around in a pricey BMW that was imported in violation of customs laws, and the Yushchencko family has trademarked the symbols of the orange revolution, estimated to have a worth of $100 million a year.

People power makes good business, it seems.

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