Hugo Chavez: ¡Livin' La Vida Loca!
You can't make this stuff up:
"Wearing a broad-rimmed sombrero, Chavez sang Mexican ballads with a mariachi band before thousands of his supporters at the end of a march to back him days after Venezuela and Mexico withdrew their ambassadors in a diplomatic standoff."
After calling Mexican President Vicente Fox a "lap dog" to President Bush's "empire" Chavez, ignoring that he himself is Cuban ("Coobah") relic--er--dictator Fidel Castro's protégé, called for continuing his "revolution for the poor. . .an alternative to U.S. capitalist policies" subsidized entirely by a lake of oil floating beneath his country. Socialism can only be supported by exploiting natural resources, the poor, and the naïve (Ivory Tower professors and leftist activists). Unfortunately our dependence on foreign oil, and the approximately 15% from Venezuela, will not be diminished any time soon, with the spineless Republican retreat from drilling in ANWR.
Oh well, at least we can't help but laugh at Chavez making a fool of himself without the assistance of Photoshop.
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