Hugo Chavez’s socialist revolution is pretty interesting–it’s taking place in the dark. Well, in this case perhaps he was just playing a sick game of peekaboo with all of Venezuela, because he claims all those rolling blackouts are due to saboteurs. A secret underground group of Latin American patriots have serious issues with Chavez’s bizarrely-to-scale bobble head forced upon them during marathon talk show snoozefests? I know I’d be annoyed if every time I turned on the television I had to watch his Mr. Potato Head because he kept shutting down television stations that refused to spit-shine his ego with tongue baths.
I guess my question is, why do guys like Sean Penn give thugs like Chavez the O-face from Office Space on a regular basis? It’s really bizarre to see Hollywood hotshots opt to act (free of their regular multi-million dollar contracts they’d lampoon a businessman for) as apologists for Muqtada-al-Sadr clones. It’s even more odd that Penn would intellectually snuggle with a guy who actively seeks nukes and openly states he wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth (but that’s a blog post for another time).