Today MVR Deputy William Lara asked the Constitutional Hall of the Venezuelan Supreme Court to remove Tal Cual Editor Teodoro Petkoff from the advisory board of the Electoral Board known as the Committee for Political Participation. The Board has actually played a very limited role in the CNE’s decision as proven by the fact that Petkoff has opposed most of its rulings. Lara argued that Petkoff was involved in conspiratorial activities against the Electoral Board. Lara bases his accusations on an illegal taped wireless conversation between Petkoff and a lawyer broadcast by the government’s TV station VTV. In it, Petkoff says that not recognizing the CNE might be the only way to get the Electoral Board out of the game.
Of course, the true reason behind Lara’s request might be the fact that Tal Cual in yesterday’s edition essentially laughed at the limited intellectual ability of Lara, who it called “intellectually dense” for penning the following sentence in an article in Caracas newspaper El Mundo:
“Then what does that black guy Powell want? He is just a spokesman for the true leader of the Democratic Coordinator, George Bush. Simple, that the CNE give it 2700 centers for ratifying the signatures during five long days, to transform them in terrorism centers and then create civil disturbances in the country with the use of stone throwing lazy bums, tire burners and –remember April 11 2002-sharpshooters strategically placed ready to act in the precise moment; and then go to the OAS to invoke the right to make a massive and well-armed visit to Venezuela to impose governability made in the USA”
Dense? I think this guy is intellectually challenged or should I just say retarded?.