Former Indonesian President Soeharto passed away this week. If you want his obituary in two words, here it is: ordinary bloke. Anyway his successor has a much cooler name:
1) Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – Indonesia
Even his nickname – S.B.Y. – is cool.
Here are a few other world leaders (past and present) who have got awesome names:
2) Frank Bainimarama – Fiji
Also, his name reminds me of Bananarama, the sassy 1980s all-girl band.
3) Omar Bongo – Gabon
I wouldn’t know this bloke if he stood up in my cornflakes, but he is in the top 5 just for having a totally ridiculous surname.
4) Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei – Iran
Okay, Ali Khamenei is pretty forgettable, but who wouldn’t like to be called ‘Supreme Leader’? Imagine it…
Minion: What would you like for breakfast today?
Me (Supreme Leader): Excuse me? What did you say?
Minion (stammering): I…I…I’m sorry, what would you like for breakfast today Supreme Leader.
Me (Supreme Leader): That’s better.
5) Moses Blah – Liberia (formerly)
I like to think that Blah’s surname also summarises his approach to leading a nation…
“If elected, I will work hard to restore your faith in accountable government and blah, blah, blah…”