Monday, November 11, 2019

Those sloppy Russians!

The NYT reports that the Russian government is meddling in elections all over the world:
But Russia’s forays abroad have been far from flawless. For all its efforts, the operation in Madagascar missed its mark at first, plagued by a startling incompetence and corruption that undercuts Russia’s image as a master political manipulator.

Campaign materials were riddled with grammatical mistakes. Ballpoint pens meant as election giveaways misspelled Mr. Rajaonarimampianina’s name.
Not to excuse election meddling by anyone, but I'm not going to think worse of the Russians for misspelling Heri Rajaonarimampianina’s name.