Speaking as an actual Brandybuck: Oh, really?
I somehow suspect that Pravda didn’t really want me to get the reaction that I did from reading this:
Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State will not change anything. The color of the skin does not change the essence of aggressive politics. She definitely enjoys great respect in the United States as a woman who returned to big politics after the infamous scandal with her husband. Unlike Condoleezza Rice, Clinton has a more subtle perception of the moment. She realizes that life is not based on the American dream but follows a completely different motto: “We either swim or drown.”
Hillary Clinton said that Barack Obama would like to have a constructive dialogue with Moscow, although he did not intend to sacrifice American interests for that. Anyone knows that such statements may lead to bombings, and apparently, Mrs. Clinton does not mind them to strengthen USA’s positions in the world.
There’s quite a bit more, but you get the gist. I’m reminded of a quote from the classics in response:
‘You’ll live to regret it, young fellow! Why didn’t you go too? You don’t belong here; you’re no Baggins – you – you’re a Brandybuck!’
‘Did you hear that, Merry? That was an insult, if you like,’ said Frodo as he shut the door on her.
‘It was a compliment,’ said Merry Brandybuck, ‘and so, of course, not true.’
You know, the more I look at that quote, the more apropos it gets.