Sunday, October 11, 2009
International Update:Chavez Tries to Ban Golf
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, dressed in his military outfit, called golfers "lazy", "bourgois", and said "there is no justification for a golf course within a city". The Caracas Country Club in Venezuela is comprised of the country's wealthiest families (just like the Caz golf course). This was Chavez' way of telling the people that he is one of them and not in cahoots with the country's rich snobs.
A sure way to tell whether a leader is crazy is when they put on the military suit. Very symbolic. Sometimes I think these guys just never got tired of playing with GI Joes when they were kids. This guy is hysterical. If an American leader talked like this, he'd be taken away by men in white suits.
I'm not a big fan of the sport but I don't begrudge people who play golf. I tried it once and just couldn't hit the damn ball. If I want to take a walk, I'll walk to the store. Anyway, to say golf is only played by wealthy snobs is a bit unfair of Chavez. Perhaps he forgot about the Cinderella story of a former assistant greenskeeper, now on his way to becoming a masters champion at Augusta...