Every time there is an international event such as a meeting at the United Nations, UNASUR or Americas Summit, president Hugo Chavez does his best to give Venezuela the worst reputation. The media recognize Venezuela by all the ridicules and awkward things that Mr. Hugo does. Very often we see the president entertaining the world with his hilarious jokes that no one pays attention to. For how long can you stand listening to Chavez? I personally cannot stand him for more than two minutes. But imagine all the Presidents in the UN that had to listen to him for more than 30 minutes. According to KansasCity.com,
“Chavez’s attempt at a 57 minute comedy routine at the UN on Thursday really stunk up the place.”
I think Chavez should be a comedian rather than a president because you don’t know what to expect from a comedian and that is what Chavez is doing to all of us treating us like a poor taste audience. It seems that every time he is in front of a camera, he use it to ridicule the people of Venezuela. He represent all of us, he is the face the world see when our nation is on the news. It used to be that people would associate us with the most beautiful women in the universe, now they see us as a people led by a joker.
His recent address to the UN was a ridicule to the people of Venezuela. His opening remark was a bad comment about his criticism of the presidency of George Bush. “I don’t smell sulfur anymore. It is gone.” His remarks was an insult to the US, his government is trying to convince the White House that he is trying to establish good relations again now that George Bush is gone. In his sick mind this type of remarks is perhaps an apology or a way to open for dialogue. He spoke for about an hour on Thursday at the UN. The first twenty minutes he dedicated to congratulate Oliver Stone about his new film, “South of the Border”, which happens to be a documentary about himself. There is an old saying, “If you are not going to say something, don’t say anything at all” Well, I think Chavez fails to remember that.
In the image above, he has changed his usual red attire for a more formal and appropriate for the the occasion. I was afraid that he would attend the UN meeting dressed in his red shirt and the green military jacket he often wears. But if you look at the picture closely, you will notice that his hand movements are still the same. His gestures of power are still there. You know, there is an old saying “Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda.” I will try to do my best to translate, but I think President Obama once said, and it fits the translation: “you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig”
- Image: Getty Images
- News Clip: KansasCity.com