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Chavez Choices For Next US Ambassador

From the Macedonian International News Agency:

Chavez Wants Penn, Stone or Bill Clinton for Next US Ambassador

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to end a diplomatic stand-off with the United States on Tuesday by suggesting it name Bill Clinton, actor Sean Penn or director Oliver Stone as its envoy to Caracas.

In the latest flare-up between the ideological foes, Washington withdrew the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador last week in retaliation for Chavez’s rejection of President Barack Obama’s nominated ambassador to Caracas.

U.S. diplomat Larry Palmer had criticized Venezuela’s government, saying morale in its military was low and there were clear ties between members of the Chavez administration and leftist rebels in neighboring Colombia.

In a televised speech late on Tuesday, Venezuela’s firebrand president said he had come up with a solution.

"I hope they name Oliver Stone. I’ll suggest a candidate … Sean Penn, or (linguist and philosopher Noam) Chomsky. We have a lot of friends there. Bill Clinton!" Chavez said.

In case there was still any doubt about Mr. Clinton’s political leanings. Still, such official recognition must be tremendously gratifying to both of the Clintons.

Stone visited Caracas in May for the local premiere of his documentary "South of the Border," which profiles Latin America’s leftist leaders. He told reporters he admired Chavez and his record since coming to power in 1999…

Chavez also recounted how he met U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly on the sidelines of Dilma Rousseff’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday in Brazil.

"I said to Senora Clinton ‘How is your husband?’" he said. "But I made a mistake because I speak very bad English, and I said ‘How is your wife?’ She laughed, then I said husband."

Paging Doctor Freud.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Chavez Choices For Next US Ambassador”

  1. AcornsRNutz says:

    It’s a wonder this Larry Palmer guy has a job at all if he is an “ideological foe” of Chavez. That would put him at odds with well over half of Washington.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Where was Hillary when John Wheeler was dumped?

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Bill would love the job. Fly to Venezuela, schmooz around with Chabez, and get all the South American nookie he can handle. (He heard those Venezuelan women are hot)

  4. NoNeoCommies says:

    Anything that keeps any of these tools tied down and out of our country has to be good.
    Add to that the brain rotting effect of continuous exposure to their insanity and Chavez may end up going off the deep end.

  5. TerryAnne says:

    “Paging Doctor Freud.”

    Steve – that almost made me choke on my pop-tart. I do believe that’s one of your better comments! LOLOLOLOLOL!! :)

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    I nominate the business end of an M1 Abrams tank as our new ambassador.
    Nothing a commie likes more than puffin’ on a pipe!

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