So last month in a seemingly incomprehensible bit of overkill and pique (and possible ass-covering over making nice with the Castro brothers), Obama formally declared that Venezuela was a threat to the national security of the US.
What the hell does that mean, you ask?
Well, “Declaring any country a threat to national security is the first step in starting a U.S. sanctions program. The same process has been followed with countries such as Iran and Syria, U.S. officials said.”
Now Venezuela has responded….by sending the late Hugo Chavez’s “favorite” daughter to the UN! (I first told Robin that this must just be an April Fool’s, but she insists not).
Apparently, Maria Gabriela Chavez is now Venezuela’s “deputy permanent representative” to the UN, and she made her first appearance at “A “Day of Solidarity” where Syria, Russia and others lined up to slam the United States for its recent sanctions against seven senior officials of the socialist country.”
She didn’t actually make any on the record remarks, but did receive, “hugs and warm greetings”
I guess Obama loved Chavez so much, he just had to have another member of that family in politics.