Whoa I don’t remember this one, but UNI WATCH BLOG has a photo today of maniacal Venenzuelan dictator Hugo Chavez throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game in 1999:
The ceremony was part of Chavez’s first visit to the U.S.
Seeing the now-bloated tyrant tucked into a spandex baseball uni is pretty amusing. But not as funny as what was reported during Chavez’s visit with U.S. biz leaders.
The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, on his first official visit to the United States, has been reassuring American business leaders about his plans for the economy .
Mr Chavez told hundreds of bankers and business leaders in New York that he welcomed foreign investment in Venezuela’s large oil industry, and pledged to continue with the privatisation of state-owned companies. He also said the government was looking into issuing bonds as part of measures to reduce Venezuelan debt.
Reminds me a little of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returning to Britain touting assurances from Hitler that the German dictator wouldn’t make war.
And Hitler was also a sportsman at heart, just ask Jesse Owens.
OK, he’s dead, buy you know what I mean.