To Shear A Pig
He would rather wrestle tiger
In his statement that he won't be handing over Jason Bourne-impersonator Edward Snowden to the Americans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said something that made that record-scratching halt! sound in the brains of most English-speakers who heard it. "In any case, I would not like to deal with such issues because it is like shearing a pig," Putin said. "There's lots of squealing, and little fleece." Okay, so Putin doesn't want to shear a pig—great? Poor, relieved pig? And: what?