March 17, 2006

Claro que estoy en el ring...

From my inbox: I have the impression Teodoro just launched his campaign.

1. He appeared on Alo Ciudadano

2. In answer to the question "estas en el ring?" (are you in the ring?) he answered (at the second try), "claro que estoy en el ring." (of course I'm in the ring."

The government immediately showed its democratic credentials by sticking in a five-minute cadena, full of Chávez's electoral propaganda, timed to wipe out the end of Alo Ciudadano and prevent Teodoro wrapping up his arguments OR responding to the government's gross and blatant abuse of state resources to promote Chávez's candidacy and disrupt a statement by his putative opponent.

Welcome to Bolivarian participatory democracy...