Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another gratuitous Hugo Chavez pic

I just thought I’d run this up the flagpole and see who saluted…

Hugo Chavez salutes YOU!

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2 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another gratuitous Hugo Chavez pic

  1. Slave Revolt says:

    Chavez, not ‘beautiful’ by western yuppie standards, really has this vivaciousness, especially when he smiles. A genuine warm, inner confidence.
    He is a very unique individual and one of the few politicians that I even have a modicum of respect for. This is why the rightwing hates him so much, I guess.

  2. Bina says:

    Yeah, me too. That’s why I love shots like this…he’s got a great personality, and it comes through. Especially in his smile (which I REALLY love.)
    Hands down, my favorite scene in “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is the one where he talks about his great-grandfather. It’s definitely the most revealing. He’s not belting out a speech to a roaring crowd there, but rather telling of how he ferreted out the mystery of a misunderstood ancestor. And even though he’s very quiet, he’s absolutely irresistible there. You’d have to be a crazy fanatic to hate him. Especially when he recites that poem that was written about the grandfather; his whole face just lights up. He’s not stage-managed, image-consulted or scripted. And he doesn’t have to be.
    The yuppies can keep their “perfect” pod people. They are BORING! I’d rather watch Chavez. He’s actually WORTH watching.

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