Another serving of humble pie for the King

And this one might not go down so easily.

President Hugo Chavez indicated today that he has a list of Spanish businesses with investments in Venezuela, which he is prepared to revise if King Juan Carlos doesn’t apologize for disrespecting him.

Chavez said during a press conference that it was the king who offended him, referring to an incident during the recent Ibero-American Summit in Chile in which the king told him to shut up.

Translation mine.

Guess royal prerogative just ain’t what it used to be. And it’s a good thing, too!

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2 Responses to Another serving of humble pie for the King

  1. Wren says:

    Oh, I’m sure the wing nuts will go on and on about how this proves Chavez is tyrannical, but can you imagine the potential fall-out if the King of Spain had told Bush to shut up? He would be very lucky if all he had to worry about was a few canceled corporate contracts.

  2. Bina says:

    Oh, no doubt.
    But of course, they would argue that Dubya’s privilege is sovereign (he’s unelected, after all), while Chavecito’s is granted to him by the mighty multinationals, and his elected status therefore means nothing. His job is not to govern his country, but just to keep it open for foreign business.
    I often wonder if those ‘wingers don’t get headaches from having to look at everything through lenses that twist it upside-down, inside-out and bass-ackwards.

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