It was interesting to read the report on U.S. President Barack Obama donning the role of comedian-in-chief and poking fun at others including his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and even himself (“Comedian-in-chief invites Putin to Nobel club,” May 5). I could not resist pondering over the way our political leaders have conducted themselves in the recent election campaigning, spewing venom against their opponents. What a difference it would make to our nation if our political leaders too emulated great leaders like Mr. Obama.

Tharcius S. Fernando,

Chennai

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