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Russia Appoints Steven Seagal 'Special Representative'

Russia Appoints Steven Seagal 'Special Representative'
In this handout image supplied by Host photo agency / RIA Novosti, Actor Steven Seagal attends the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, May 9, 2015, in Moscow, Russia. (Host photo agency / RIA Novosti via Getty Images)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 18 August 2018 03:03 PM Current | Bio | Archive

All I can say is stop laughing. Don’t deny it, I know you are laughing, so please stop.

There is no other sane reaction to the announcement that Russia’s foreign ministry has appointed actor Steven Seagal as “special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.”

We’ve come a long way from the Bolshoi Ballet as Russia’s cultural ambassador.

It’s going to be tough for the left to maintain its fantasy of Putin’s Russia masterminding the election of President Donald Trump if they keep this up.

Stand by for CNN’s egocentric Jim Acosta to badger Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders again. This time he’ll be demanding to know if the president has copies of "Above the Law" and "Under Siege" in his DVD library.

According to Reuters, this is the second time Seagal has been singled out for recognition by Russia. “President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal in 2016, saying he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how fractious ties between Moscow and Washington were starting to improve.”

That idea worked as well as Hillary Clinton’s "Reset" button.

Seagal himself is an optimist, “I’ve always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations,” he told Russia Today. “I have worked tirelessly in this direction for many years unofficially and I am now very grateful for the opportunity to do the same thing officially.”

Evidently Seagal is much more popular in Russia than he is here in the US. Something like the French and their fascination with Jerry Lewis. He regularly appears on Russian TV and it’s rumored that Putin himself is a fan.

Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t think there is anything wrong with an actor deciding to branch out into public life. After all, my father started out in Hollywood himself. It’s just that Seagal looks to be heedlessly heading the path of Dennis Rodman and North Korea instead of Ronald Reagan and the United States.

In the end, I can’t help but think the only tangible result Seagal will receive from his appointment as Russian “special representative” will be a subpoena from Robert "Ahab" Mueller.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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There is no other sane reaction to the announcement that Russia’s foreign ministry has appointed actor Steven Seagal as “special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.”
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