Vodkapundit has a child now and waxes philosophical on Russia’s childlike behavior recently.

“PJ O’Rourke once described Russia as “the ugly stepsister of Western Civilization.” Thanks to high energy prices, today the ugly stepsister has step-daddy’s Platinum Amex card to go along with that great big chip on her shoulder. Russia has a line of credit big enough to put all the pretty people in their place – and she’s determined to make them suffer without worrying about the bill.

Is this how a grown-up nation behaves?”