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Saturday, March 06, 2004

Ministry of Truth, Washington Division
Eli at Left I dissects a hideous Washington Post editorial (but I repeat myself) from Friday. Hugo Chavez, the democratically-elected president of Venezuela, presided over amendments to that nation's constitution. One of the amendments was a recall provision, which the wealthy opposition in Venezuela is trying to use against Chavez. The commission appointed to validate the signatures on the petitions ruled that many were invalid. The Post considers this to be a "coup," and suggests that our unelected autocratic mentiroso-in-chief step in and overthrow Chavez like, well, like he's doing all over the world. Of course, this is just what aWol wants to hear; he and the editors at the Post work for the same people. Hint: It ain't you, it ain't me, and it certainly isn't the vast majority of the people in Venezuela.