Putin 'Em All To Shame

The Economist just produced the rather amusing chart below which displays the popularity of several major leaders in the world. Incidentally, my boss informs me that I'll have a chance to meet Chancellor Merkel at an event in April. One wonders what her relative stature will be two months hence--and how that will affect my ability to shake her hand.

Also, the title of this post just may contain one of my best puns yet.