I know the only Venezuelan connection to Georgia politics is the fact that Macon’s out-going mayor, C. Jack Ellis, wanted to travel to that country so he could meet Hugo Chavez; but am I the only one who’s walking on cloud nine knowing that the voters of Venezuela rejected the Chavez attempt to become “President for life”.
Not only that, Venezuelans rejected socialism too!
Now, the countdown is on ’til Hugo Chavez’s last day in office. My goodness, to see a country reject socialism and a dictatorship excites me (even more so than a hug from GOPeach).
Here’s the quote of the day from our Undersecretary of State, Nick Burns:
“We felt that this referendum would make Chavez president for life, and that’s not ever a welcome development. In a country that wants to be a democracy, the people spoke, and the people spoke for democracy and against unlimited power.”