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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day Celebrity Republican Madlibs!

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all.

In honor of the day, I want to reprint some comments from last week by America's sweetheart, Condoleeza Rice.* But to keep things interesting, I will record what she told a Congressional hearing, Mad Libs-style:

"I believe there is an assault on democracy in [COUNTRY] and I believe that there are significant human rights issues in [COUNTRY]... I do believe that the president of [COUNTRY] is really, really destroying his own country, economically, politically."

Correct answer: Venezuela

Rice was of course referring to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who recently sponsored passage of a law granting him right to rule by decree for 18 months. But if you filled in the madlib with "The United States," you could certainly see some parallel's with Rice's boss and his attempts to increase his own powers to spy on, arrest, imprison, and torture U.S. citizens as suspected terrorists.

Seriously, Chávez scares me. Any time a democratically elected leader takes steps to overhaul the process of democracy in his country, this is a cause for concern. I'm sure Rice and her supporters would agree with me there. A left-wing dictator is no better than a right-wing dictator. Again, I'm sure that they would agree.

But let's keep an open mind about what the dangers are.


*I'm somewhat joking about her being America's sweetheart, but there are a lot of people who really like her as a politician and a person, and I think it's good to see a strong woman in a position of power in Bush's White House.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Dan Myers said...

"A left-wing dictator is no better than a right-wing dictator. Again, I'm sure that they would agree."

In fact, if they were honest, they would admit that they think a right-wing dictator is WAY BETTER than a left-wing dictator. Ain't that the way we roll in these United States?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:14:00 AM  

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