From the former Soviet republic, a new leader says some bracing things:

A day or two later, at a dinner for Georgian businessmen, the president, [Mikhail Saakashvili], delivers a speech hammering home his well-honed message of self-help. "The government is going to help you in the best way possible, by doing nothing for you, by getting out of your way. Well, I exaggerate but you understand. Of course we will provide you with infrastructure, and help by getting rid of corruption, but you have all succeeded by your own initiative and enterprise, so you should congratulate yourselves."

Some infrastructure and no corruption. Why don't we have more politicians like Saakashvili?

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