A Russian safari park has adopted a black goat named 'Obama,' calling the newest addition to their menagerie a 'rare, exotic animal.' 'Goat' in Russian is an insult used for obtuse, obstinate and headstrong people. Officials first tried to take the creature to one of Vladimir Putin's residences but were informed the Russian president 'holds no meetings with goats,' according to a statement from park director Dmitry Mezentsev. President Barack Obama is not a popular man in Russia. Restaurants throughout the country have said they would ban him, should he stop by, and he has unwillingly lent his name to a brand of chocolate ice cream.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.