Sunday, December 02, 2007

A mixed day for freedom


It seems that the people of Venezuela have declined Hugo Chavez's offer to be President for Life. Good for them. No doubt his friends in Hollywood are bitter and teary eyed tonight.


Voters in Russia however seem to have handed a huge victory to Vladimir Putin's minions. On balance, they could have done worse I suppose since the primary opposition is the discredited Communist Party. The sad truth is that there is no democratic opposition worthy of the name in Russia.

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