(Pictured: Cuban dictator Fidel Castro after being asked to wink if he thinks Georgia’s Governor, Sonny Perdue, is a doofus.)
Looking for the final piece of the puzzle to cement his legacy as a staunch opponent of liberty and freedom, Georgia’s Guv’na Sonny Perdue has decided in his final months he needs to make some new friends of real quality. The kind of friends who will have his back if he ever gets in real trouble for his myriad “shady” land deals and GDOT shenanigans.
Governor Sonny Perdue will lead a 43-person delegation in a business mission to explore trade and tourism opportunities with Cuba, the Governor’s office announced today. The group will leave for Havana Sunday, June 6 and return to Georgia Tuesday, June 8.
“Our intent with this mission is to develop relationships that can bring more business for our companies and for the state,” said Governor Perdue. “The global accessibility we can provide through the Georgia Ports and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport already position Georgia as a prime trade partner for Cuba, and open other economic development opportunities for us as well.”
Swell. Meanwhile, Kim Jong-il e-mails in to note, “I torture and starve my population, too! And I’m free all month for a trade delegation visit, Sonny! Just be sure to bring some blueberries from state Rep. Tommy Smith’s farm! Yum!”
The place that the U.S. State Department says “is a totalitarian police state which relies on repressive methods to maintain control” seems to be ‘jus peachy for the Guv’na to set up shop and start doin’ some bidness! Further, Perdue can take a few pointers from the Castro brothers on how to encourage the majority caucus to continue to pass legislation in the General Assembly which makes sure to tell Georgians how they can behave in their own car and, perhaps, when they can blow their nose.
No word yet if the Ladies In White will be allowed to greet Georgia’s supreme leader on the tarmac in Havana. Their jailed, tortured dissident husbands sure won’t.
And I don’t give a rats patootie that this isn’t the first trade mission. The most recent one should have been the last until the despot in charge of that “people’s paradise” becomes fossilized and the populace can overthrow the oppressive yoke placed upon them which, unfortunately, is supported now by the State of Georgia.