Pot. Kettle. Black.


No, I'm not talking about Wilco. Remember a few weeks ago when I said Pat Robertson ought to take a look in the mirror before denouncing violent Muslim clerics? Well, apparently Robertson spends about as much time at this blog as I spend watching The 700 Club, as evidenced by his call for the United States to assassinate popularly-elected Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Classy.

In my opinion, Chavez is second only to Spanish Prime Minister José Zapatero when it comes to political figures that I actually respect*. Needless to say, Robertson—no where on that list.

So, rather than reiterate my take on the situation (which should be obvious given that the title of my original Robertson post was called Annamaria continues to support the Patriot Act), here’s a round up of what far smarter and funnier people have to say:

Venezuela reacts; Chavez gets the ultimate quote: "I don’t even know who that person is."

Greg Palast gives us the real story about Chavez and Robertson

Norbizness does all the work, and provides a convenient list of choice Pat Robertson quotes.

And finally, Crooks & Liars asks the all important question: Where are all the Right-wing bloggers?

*Speaking of Respect, George Galloway is way up there, too.

annamaria at 7:47 AM

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at Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:57:00 AM Blogger Kurt said...

damn. while I posted on this yesterday, it sucks that some nazi/facist kook can create the illusion that their's is the voice of an entire religion.
Robertson's audacity, when coupled with Greg Palast's article, scare the crap out of me. Has Robertson gotten himself in trouble with the puppetters for speaking out of school?
Considering Karl Rove's sudden absence from the front page, Cindy Sheehan's elevation to "media star/leftist nut" overcome with grief, and now Robertson's articulation of an assaination plan as a trial balloon, and one can easily become a conspiracist.
We must be sure to be rational and kind when we speak out against policies of this administration. Their ability to create illusion from fact is incredible, undeniable and frightening. I wonder what happened to the "good" Germans that objected to that country course in the 1930s? Is it possible to draw parallels between the Neocons taking control of this country and the Nazis who took over Germany?

at Friday, August 26, 2005 8:41:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

Kurt--Have you read Palast's book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy? It's mostly an analysis of the 2000 election (Palast broke the Florida voter suppresion story), but his chapters about globalization, deregulation and even Wal-Mart are must reads.

As for Robertson--well, the White House and Rumsfeld have commented on him, but frankly I don't think this is getting nearly enough attention. And it's really disappointing that more religious leaders aren't calling him out on his comments.


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