A handshake a day!
Saturday’s handshake, and a book:
Noticias 24 reports that Chavez gave Obama a book, Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Latin America’s Open Veins) by Uruguayan Marxist writer Eduardo Galeano. Obama got up and shook hands again, and again.
Update, 12:45PM, IT GETS WORSE
Change! Obama Refuses to Defend US From Marxist Tirade at Summit of Americas
Barack Obama refused to defend the United States today after a 50 minute-long tirade by Marxist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
Ortega blamed the US for the problems in the hemisphere.
Obama sat silent during the speech and later would not comment on the tirade.
Fox News has more on the president’s disgraceful lack of … spine.
Obama, Chavez Shake Hands at Summit of the Americas
Venezuela quoted Chavez as saying, “I’d like to be your friend.”
President Obama made the first move to greet Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez
which was quickly put to use as a propaganda tool by the little toad:
but it was the acerbic and anti-American leader who beat Obama to the punch on the World Wide Web.
In a clear indication Chavez sought to leverage his brief encounter with Obama at the opening ceremonies of the fifth Summit of the Americas here, Chavez’s government Web site almost immediately posted a photo of the two leaders and a government-approved commentary in Spanish that read as follows:
“Before the Inaugural session of the 5th Summit of the Americas, the President of the United States approached President Chavez to greet him. They both drew their hands in a historic handshake after many years of tension under the Bush administration, when relations between Washington and Caracas had deteriorated. President Chavez expressed to Obama his desire for changes in the relations between the two countries. Eight years ago I greeted President Bush with this same hand. I’d like to be your friend.”
So here’s the story:
1. either doesn’t know that last March 7 Chavez was telling him to go wash his a**,
Either way, this was a photo op that Chavez is already putting to good use.
Get ready for a lot of victorious crowing on Chavez’s part when the US ends the Cuban embargo.
Others blogging on this story:
The Latin Variation Of The Jihadist Fist Bump
Good News! Commie Chavez Wants to Be Friends With President Obama
Finally: Obama and Evil Clown grip and grin
President Obama warmly smiles, shakes hands with Hugo Chavez
At least he didn’t bow
How noble! How wonderful!
Change!… Dear Leader Greets Dear Leader
Obama Chavez Handshake, with Chavez’s speech at Doha.
Via Larwyn, Friend of Dictators, Associate of Evil
Obama warmly greets Comrade Chavez
The TOTUS: Down Trinidad and Tobago way
Shot of the day
Live From the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
You don’t know where that hand has been!
Obama and Chavez
When Bammy met Hugo
Hugo Chavez’s gift to Obama: L.A. pillage
You can follow the Fifth Summit of the Americas Facebook Page
More links Chavez’s soul
Shaking hands with the devil
Obama laughs it up with Hugo Chavez
You are known by the company you keep
Is this mano-a-mano stroking getting out of hand?
Obama, the Mexican guns, and Latin America: blame the US first
McClatchy: Obama and Hugo Chavez “shared a friendly handshake”
WHY HE’S NOT MY PRESIDENT: Reason # 200
Inspiration on the Library Shelf
Say hello to my little friend