[photo via NY Times]
Mikheil Saakashvili once lead a nation in a war against Vladimir Putin’s Russia, but today he’s got issues with a foe more intimately familiar to us all: the cost of living in Williamsburg.
“I’m not poor poor, but it really bites,” the ex-Georgian president told the NY Times in a profile piece last week. The disgraced founder of the United National Movement was barred from running for a third term last year’s Georgian presidential election, so he decided to move to a condo on North 7th Street and ride his fixie over ti Cafe Mogador to “work on his book” all day.
Seriously, he’s a regular L train ridin, Dun Well Donut buyin’, kiss-stealin, wheel n’ dealin sonuvagun (WOO!) And he’s got a keen sense of the socioeconomic up-trending and/or cultural assimilation of “alternative culture” over the past decade and a half. [Read more...]