Nine pregnant women don't make a baby in one month.Now that I write it out again, honestly that may still be my favorite Russian proverb. That's a lesson I learned in Belize over and over again, especially with broken down trucks. It's burned deeply into me. But I read this one from Vladimir Putin in an AP story about US requests to extradite Eric Snowden out of the international terminal of a Moscow airport:
"Ask yourself a question: Should people like that be extradited so that they put them in prison?" he said. "In any case, I would prefer not to deal with such issues. It's like shearing a piglet: a lot of squealing and little wool."Much like department meetings in the humanities. After all the fighting you don't even end up with bacon.