A young 39 year old Henrique Capriles has the pole position in a race to replace the cancer stricken Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. If elected it would be a sharp turn to the Right for that country.  Of course there was no other direction in which to turn from where Hugo Chavez stood. Despots like Chavez often come to power by creating the perception of an enemy to the masses then present themselves as their best and only protector.  If the enemy is imaginary, all the better because no one else will be fighting against it on behalf of th

If Capriles does replace Chavez, Cindy Sheehan will have to pay for her own airfare if she wants to visit that South American country again.  Folks like Sean Penn and Danny Glover will need to find another country in which to do their Jane Fonda thing.  I suggest they try North Korea.

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