Hugo Chavez: Goose and Gander
David Paulin takes another look at the world according to Hugo Chavez, and it's worth a look. From his blog, The Big Carnival...
In Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela it’s a crime to “insult” the president. The offence became part of the penal code in March and mandates prison terms of up to two and one-half years.
How fortunate for Venezuela’s president that no such laws exist in America, and that President Bush never fomented the kind of political violence and polarization here that Chavez has introduced into his country.
David continues at considerable length and with much personal insight, including having personally conducted exit polling in Caracas, and it is well worth your read.
So long as Hugo Chavez has control of Venezuela, stopping at a Citgo station remains akin to investing in the Crips or Bloods. I would not accept free fuel. I will sooner run out of gasoline and walk.