You can’t fire me, I quit!

Ha ha…someone please tell Washington that they can’t expel an ambassador…

A U.S. official said Friday that the United States is considering expelling Venezuelan ambassador in retaliation for the expulsion of the U.S. ambassador to Caracas.

The move came after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Thursday his decision to expel U.S. ambassador Patrick Duddy and ordered him to leave the country in 72 hours.

Chavez announced the decision to oust the U.S. ambassador hours after saying his government had uncovered a plot to overthrow him and detained a number of conspirators.

…who’s already been called home:

Chavez recalled his ambassador to the U.S. and said he won’t send another envoy to Washington until after the U.S. presidential elections in November. Both Chavez and Morales have accused the U.S. of backing opposition movements in their countries.

“The U.S. is behind the plan against Bolivia, behind the terrorism,” Chavez said at a political rally for candidates of his United Socialist Party of Venezuela. “We’re committed to being free. Enough crap from you Yankees.”

Bloomberg, at least, is nice enough to quote Chavecito correctly, albeit using the milder form of the word he said. The NY Whore Times extends no such courtesies, preferring obfuscation and defamation instead:

“When there is a new government in the United States, we’ll send an ambassador,” Mr. Chávez said, using an expletive to refer to Americans.

Stay classy, Old Grey Harlot.

For those interested in what was actually said, in Spanish, here ’tis:

He says “Enough shit from you Yankees.” About time somebody did! He should have said that on April 14, 2002, right after they damn near killed him.

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