The President of Iran takes Paul the Octopus more seriously than even the most fervent German or Spanish fans, saying the eight-legged psychic spreads “Western propaganda and superstition,” according to the Telegraph. Gosh, when he says it like that, a fortune-telling sea creature almost sounds like a bad thing.
“Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values,” Ahmadinejad said.
But what about those who recognize animal perfection in super-human creatures like Paul? Doesn’t that count? The way world leaders react to funny animals really reveals a lot about their personalities, don’t ya think?
[via New York Magazine’s Daily Intel]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 27, 2010