American Political Philosophy, circa 2006

Pot. Meet kettle.

Citing troubling behavior by the Kremlin, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed skepticism yesterday about the future of democracy in Russia.

“We are very concerned, particularly about some of the elements of democratization that seem to be going in the wrong direction,” Rice said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, while on good terms with President Bush, has been criticized for centralizing political power and rolling back democratic gains.

And, no, I’m not just pointing my finger at Republicans.