Delightful Awkwardness From Georgian Politicians

I find it hilarious when politicians really, really hate each other, but are forced to cooperate and be civil with each other. (In a way, I think that may be US politics in a nutshell… but I digress.)

Bidzina Ivanishvili is forming a government in Georgia and he has had to meet with the president, Mikhail Saakashvili. Apparently they really, really hate each other. Observe:

The awkwardness is just palpable.

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(Source 1, Source 2.)

Update: Apparently I am not the only one amused – this blog has a great post about Georgians photoshopping a photo from this awkward meeting. Go read it, as it is quite funny. You can also see Bidzina and Misha giving each other the grip of death in their handshake in this video: