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Good morning, Netizens…
Here we have cartoonist David Horsey’s “spin” on the Russian spies recently caught by our government in our midst. For the sake of those too young to remember, Boris Badenov, a pun on Boris Godunov, and Natasha Fatale, a pun on femme fatale, dates back to Rocky J. Squirrel, a flying squirrel and his faithful friend Bullwinkle J. Moose. These were popular cartoon characters that were once well-known to members of my generation, and were a tongue-in-cheek vision of the Cold War perhaps.
My take on the issue of spies from foreign countries in our midst perhaps has more to do with the Israeli spies who have been inside Boeing Aerospace for years, or perhaps even the Chinese “technicians” who seemingly have access to every technical development we can build/conjure from our skill sets.
However, the Russian spies under investigation seemed more interested in aspects of ordinary American life. They were in positions to gain access to American secrets, were such available, but Horsey’s assertion they might be interested in acquiring George Foreman grills seems to be an accurate portrayal.
I suppose my only take on this entire episode is to put forth a call for the mighty Moose Hunter from Wasilla, Alaska. After all, her claims to be neighbors with the Russians might give her some insights into the true motives and agenda of Russians spies in our midst.
Of course, I could be wrong.