There's some quite funny comments here on the GLP thread discussing this too:
I liked the one about the politician in the USA with the "most balls" being Hillary.
It's funny yanno, a lot of the American guys on GLP are always comparing Putin and Obama and complaining what a "sissy" Obama is compared to Putin. It's almost like they take it personally.
But I think a lot of that macho stuff with Putin is actually staged for the cameras anyway, not that I'm suggesting he's a wimp or anything. He is ex-KGB. I'm sure he really is a pretty tough customer.