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Just a shout-out for those, who can't stop thinking about the Ukraine. This article about Yulia Tymoshenko I think should be read.

I admit I am prejudiced with regards to Yulia Tymoshenko, that's why I don't say anything.

... just that she is a bit too blonde for my taste ... which has a lot of meaning of course, especially if it's a fake bonde. :)

Sorry, can't help it, the lady makes me very uncomfortable.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Thanks for the introduction (2+ / 0-)
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    sunbro, LinSea

    To what seems like an interesting person.  I will pay attention.  Ukraine is  confusing and undefined for me.  This adds another piece to the puzzle.

  •  yep ... (5+ / 0-)
    Image consultants transformed her into a mother figure for the nation,


    She Loved Power But Wanted to Be Loved

    She developed an image as a patron of the arts, fostering musicians and donating money to churches and social causes. She loved power, but also wanted to be loved. She had always spoken Russian at home, but now tenaciously taught herself Ukrainian.

    ... a patriotic Ukrainian ... better knows how to speak Ukrainian. She got that squared away.
    Her big moment finally arrived in 2004, when she joined former Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko to lead the protests against the old regime on Maidan Square.

    Buoyed by the protesters' chants of "Yulia, Yulia," Tymoshenko and her Orange Revolution prevailed.

    ...could have ...
    They could have made a magnificent team: Yushchenko, the soft-spoken, thoughtful politician, and Tymoshenko, the robust, decisive icon. He became president -- even after having been disfigured by an apparent poisoning -- and she was appointed prime minister. But soon they were working at cross-purposes: He was a free market liberal while she was more of a social democrat, and before long they hated each other even more than they despised their political rivals.
    ... a new incarnation of a social democrat for former oligarchical wealthy blondes ...apparently.

    oh, oh ... not so good ...I told you so, she is too blonde...

    She is one of the few political leaders from the capital who has traveled to embattled eastern Ukraine. She was received with respect in Donetsk, but there were also signs depicting her as a Nazi bride, along with the words: "Send Yulia back to prison and everything will be fine!"
    you see, if you start with .... Fatherland Party ...
    you end up ... oh you know where:
    Historian Sergei Sobolev, the parliamentary leader of the Fatherland party, says: "No one else but Tymoshenko is tough and decisive enough to lead our nation out of this existential crisis." She is now in the public eye almost every day, making statements, issuing proposals and leveling accusations. Her tone is becoming increasingly shrill. She has advised her people to form civil defense militias. And on her website, she attacks the Russian president, writing: "I am addressing you directly. Our struggle is not directed against the Russian people, but against your imperial ambitions. The war you have forced upon Ukraine will signify the end of your regime."
    something to consider: do not play with fire.
    She is and remains a symbol of Ukraine, both an architect and a victim of its rotten policies, a heroine and an object of hate alike, and a comeback artist who refuses to admit that she is a bigger part of the country's problems than she is of its solutions. In the middle of last week, her office announced that there was clear evidence of a murder plot against her.

    There are few women in politics known by an entire nation only by their first name: Evita in Argentina, Maggie in Great Britain and now Yulia. She shares Evita Péron's glamor and dramatic rise from the very bottom, and Margaret Thatcher's iron determination, cold-bloodedness and conviction that she is destined to play a great role in history. Ukrainians either worship or condemn Yulia Tymoshenko. No one is indifferent.

  •  The only reason the Gas Princess was not convicted (2+ / 0-)
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    KenBee, Lujane

    and jailed along with her buddy, Lazarenko, by the US government is because she got a free get-out-of-jail card for her invaluable assistance in the Orange revolution.

    Tymoshenko is not only as corrupt as they come, she's got a wide vicious streak in her that is dangerous for any who cross her.

  •  Very interesting. (3+ / 0-)
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    LinSea, mimi, Lujane

    Wikipedia has a lot of material written about her as well.

    Yulia Tymoshenko does appear to be a lightning rod and an interesting although controversial personality.

    At this point, as a candidate, Yulia does not appear to be a favorite in the May 25 election. See the opinion polls at the bottom of this link.

    This guy appears to be the favorite in the 5/25/2014 election coming up.

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Sun May 18, 2014 at 10:24:57 AM PDT

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