THAT GUY on Page 1 of The Evening Sun yesterday, the one with an arm around George and an arm around Barbara? The one looking more like the president of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce than Vladimir Lenin?
Is that the same Boris N. Yeltsin who stopped by Johns Hopkins University three years ago on his first U.S. visit and gave a rambling speech after spending the night with a bottle of fine Kentucky sour mash?
Then, he wasn't President Yeltsin, statesman. He was Boris Yeltsin, "ardent Soviet populist," according to The Sun. He arrived late at night and apparently spent most of the wee hours imbibing. But he did manage to deliver the speech, in which he appealed for a common effort to save President Mikhail Gorbachev's faltering reform program. The Soviet Union, he said, faced "a terrible cataclysm that will affect every country in the world."