So, am I supposed to get excited because Barbara Walters was charmed by the Autocrat/Dictator in that interview tonight? Please give me a break. The Chavez she saw was the snake charmer of the “love campaign” ast Fall, but we have seen what he means by love then and now with his renewed threats to friends and foe alike after he was reelected.
As proof, I saw a clip today in which Chavez claims to “respect” Condoleezza Rice.
Ummm, very interesting, wasn’t she the woman he called “illiterate”, despite the fact that she has a Ph.D. was a professot at Stanford University and is an accomplished classical musician?. And wasn’t she the woman that Chavez suggested needed to be provided with sexual favors, but he would not do that even for his fatherland and then started asking for volunteers among his cronies?
Is that respect? No, that was disgusting, shameful, sexist and gross behavior by anyone, more so a Head of State. So, maybe some Americans including Ms. Walters can be charmed by the lies and gross behavior of Hugo Chavez, but they should not waste their time believing that he is more conciliatory, he is just a great actor. Just pure Bush-bashing cynical propaganda aimed at fooling naive Americans who dislike their President.
If Ms. Walters was a true reporter, she would show the videos of Chavez doing and saying exactly the opposite. Or asking him how he can wear that watch and suit while people die o malnutrition or hunger. Or how come after the oil windfall, all numbers on health, poverty, education have barely budged. But I am sure she wouldn’t. It doesn’t sell…