Putin on the "Hill"
Senior Editor, CNBC
As I sat watching a video of Vladimir Putin warble "Blueberry Hill" this weekend, I couldn't help but think, what would Ronald Reagan say?
Totally mesmerizing and a little shocking, the leader of the former "evil empire" was putting it all on the line to raise money for a children's charity. The star-studded audience gave it up for the Vlad, clapping and singing along—Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Sharon Stone rockin' out hard, Kevin Costner blowing bubbles with his gum, and a stout Gerard Depardieu. Who knew Hollywood elite would travel to St. Pete for a fundraiser?
Like I tell my kids, whatever you do or say on camera or online is public domain—I dare you to turn away.