Monday, February 28, 2022

How Zelenskyy Became President of Ukraine

The television series was a political satire called Servant of the People. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, already a well-known movie star and comedian, not only starred in it, but produced it as well. A political party was named after the series, and Zelenskyy ran for president as the party's nominee and won in 2019 with 73% of the vote.

Now, we often have fun with entertainment celebrities who become politicians (Trump, Schwarzenegger, Reagan, Franken, Bono, etc.), but in this case, people already knew where he stood because of Servant of the People. He had the name recognition, and he had the two things that really matter: he loves his country, and he loves the people of his country. If you are a fairly intelligent person, you can learn everything else on the job by listening to more experienced advisors.

Oh, and just for fun, here's Zelenskyy performing on the first season of the Ukrainian version of Dancing With The Stars, called Tantsi z zirkamy in 2006. Yeah, he won the competition.  


WilliamRocket said...

Maybe, if you felt the need to remain unbiased, you could post some pictures, videos if you have them, of Putin riding his horse bareback ... topless ... whatever the word is for riding a horse with no shirt on.

My comment in no way supports Russia or Ukraine, I only have information provided by the western media, which may, or may not, be following an unknown agenda.
One would perhaps need to see social media provided by a broad selection of people on the streets of Kiev and Moscow, and indeed Minsk (where that fat Putin sycophant lives) to garner a true perspective on the situation.

Miss Cellania said...

I don't feel the need to remain unbiased at all, but I've posted plenty of pictures of Putin, all with jokes attached, over the years. And I've read and seen tons of social media posts about the war in the last four days, from ll those places and more. You can, too. What point are you trying to make?

lolarusa said...

He's a good dancer.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Like the man in the street in Kiev or Moscow or anywhere else knows anything except what they can see around them. The worst thing you can do is believe social media because they are all clueless men in the street or have an agenda..The western media and all governments only know what's happening from collating information from many sources.

I'll bet none of those men in the street can dance as well as Zelensky, he's pretty damn good. Interesting array of partners too. He would probably make a great VICE president.

Anonymous said...

Zelensky was also the Ukrainian voice of Paddington Bear in those movies.

Anonymous said...

He also has a law degree.

Twynks said...

I hear his brother is a doctor.

Bicycle Bill said...

Zelensky, like Donald Trump, has bone spurs.

Unlike Donald Trump, he did N̲O̲T̲ use them as an excuse to avoid military service.   Instead, he has gotten them sharpened so he can employ them like a rooster at a cockfight.