BY BUDDY NEVINS
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has met just about everybody who is anybody in his 86 years.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has greeted a couple of Popes, the Delai Lama, movie stars and even Donald Trump. He has shaken hands with Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela.
And now Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen.
Bogen was in Moscow with his family, where he had a one-hour meeting with Gorbachev, who helped end the Cold War with Reagan.
The two “discussed issues and the activities of the Mikhail Gorbachev Foundation,” according to a county news release. Bogen gave Gorbachev a key to the county.
The trip, financed by Bogen, was discussed at today’s commission meeting.
Check out this weird picture. Am I the only one who imagines that after the meeting, Gorbachev grilled his aide, “Who was that guy and why was I meeting him?”
Here is a younger Gorbachev enthused to shake hands with Reagan: