President of Belarus Mocks Gay German Foreign Minister

Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks on July 3, 2011 in Minsk during a military parade in celebration of Independence Day marking the anniversary of the end of Nazi occupation in 1944.
Alexander Lukashenko, not-gay dictator. Photo: Nikolai Petrov/AFP/Getty Images

Diplomacy, Belarus-style:

Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian president of Belarus, on Sunday criticized EU politicians who have threatened him with sanctions and in an apparent riposte to the German foreign minister's branding him "Europe's last dictator," said: "Better to be a dictator than gay."

Guido Westerwelle is Germany's first openly gay minister.

Being a dictator is nice in some ways — unlimited power and wealth, for example — but it can also be very stressful and dangerous. Meanwhile, some gay people enjoy all the benefits of a dictatorship without the responsibility of running a country and the constant fear of a coup d'état. Elton John, for example. We guess the best of both worlds would be if you were a gay dictator, with a big gay mustache.