It was amusing to read what Yushchenko said about himself yesterday (RUS):
I'm an economist, I'm a financier. I think I'm one of the world's top 5 bankers.
Very funny, considering the crazy banking mess that we've seen in Ukraine this year, among other things.
But his words have also reminded me of what I thought of him back in 2004: I voted for him not only because I didn't want to vote for Yanukovych, but because I genuinely believed he was more of an economist/banker than a politician - and because I also believed that the country had too many of the latter, but needed more of the former. Yushchenko, of course, turned out to be one of those countless pure politicians. Full of bullshit.