Saturday, August 27, 2005

Whiskey Bar: Bring Me the Head of Hugo Chavez

Whiskey Bar is on a roll again. Bilmon and Digby are the most entertaining political writers I've found. This post about Pat Robertson's Huga Chavez fatwa is excellent, Bring Me the Head of Hugo Chavez:

I mean, the fact that Pat Robertson babbled something completely insane (and dangerous) to his TV cult followers has a definite dog-bites-man quality to it. When Robertson says something sane, that will be big news. But I wouldn't keep a hole waiting on page one for that story.[...]

Maybe Pat thought he could shake something loose with a little fascist hatemongering -- or at least draw attention to the fact that America's fourth-largest supplier of oil is run by a charismatic, enormously popular leader who (gasp!) builds health clinics for the poor and (horror!) distributes land to tenant farmers, even as he (shudder) promotes workers' cooperatives, and (outrage!) squeezes taxes out of giant oil companies.
Is there any doubt that Chavez would be ousted if not for his hand on the spigot.

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