14 November 2007

$ociali$t $pain

$pain has gotten Hugo Chavez’s me$$age loud and clear.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez demanded on Tuesday Spain's king apologize for telling him to shut up, warning that Spanish investments could suffer in its former colony because of the spat.

Euro$ trump National Pride for $pain’s $ociali$t government.

So what is the former world power and up and coming European economic powerhouse do when an uncouth bully with pockets full of petro dollars threatens not to do business with them anymore? Well, they do what they’ve always done, look the other way. Appease. Pretend.

After all, Chavez wasn’t talking to the King. The King is a nobody-a fixture, a relic of the glorious Spain of old what he says, however appropriate or succinct, doesn't matter. It was all a huge misunderstanding. Besides, Chavez didn’t say anything about Aznar that the Spanish opposition hasn’t already said. Just like he didn’t say anything about Bush that the Democrats hadn’t already said when he visited the New york and insulted the President. For Zapatero to stand up in defense of Aznar is as disingenuous as when Charlie Rangel stood up in defense of President Bush.

Like he does in Cuba, Zapatero will not only appease but work towards keeping Hugo Chavez in power. There’s money to be made. That’s what the colonies are for, after all.

1 comment:

Tomás Estrada-Palma said...

The king should apologize ...for not telling Chavez to shut up years ago.