The frat boy pair suing the makers of Borat now have reparation-seeking company, as two inhabitants from the film's tiny, Romanian stand-in village are suing the production for $30 million dollars—a sum that, in the unlikely event that they should win, will be more than enough to put every citizen of Glod into their very own Clydesdale-drawn Cadillac. But as the film's reluctant stars' resentment towards the polyester-suited impostor continues to only fester and grow, Borat's original Enemy #1, the President of Kazakhstan—who once dipatched an elite deathsquad to snuff out Borat's website—appears to have finally gotten the joke:
"This film was created by a comedian so let's laugh at it, that's my attitude," a smiling President Nursultan Nazarbayev told reporters at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
"There's a saying that any publicity is good publicity," he added, when asked about the treatment given to his country on the screen.
It's hard to ascertain what caused the abrupt about-face from the famously humorless leader, which suddenly finds him adopting on behalf of his people the same basic personal philosophy that has directly contributed to the current glut of photographs featuring unimpeded views of Lindsay Lohan's depilated firecrotch. Perhaps he had finally taken to heart his daughter's implorations to put forth less severe and controlling image, or he has gotten drunk of his first sips of intoxicating, "#1 Movie In America"-heights of international celebrity. Or maybe Nazarbayev simply managed to surreptitiously catch a pirated, Betamax screener of the movie, upon which the leader found himself powerless against the charms of the thumbs-up-delivering scamp with the knee-slapping theories about using Gypsy tears as AIDS repellant.