Monday, March 05, 2007

Bush speaks to trabajadores y campesinos

Bush spoke to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce today and was so excited that he interspersed his usual broken English with broken Spanish: “Thursday, Laura and I are going to leave on a trip that will take us to Brazil and Uruguay and Colombia, y Guatemala, y por fin, Mexico. ... My message to those trabajadores y campesinos is, you have a friend in the United States of America.”

He lectured the countries of the Western Hemisphere about what their governments need to do. They should not “serve only the rich and the well-connected.” They should be “transparent.” They should have no sense of irony about being instructed on these subjects by George W. Bush.

Further words of wisdom for our friends to the south: “Latin America needs capitalism for the campesino”. “Social justice means meeting basic needs.”

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