Chavez and Gaddafi’s Tent
A headline you don’t see everyday (via the BBC): Venezuela’s Chavez to move into Gaddafi tent
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is going to govern temporarily from a tent so that families made homeless by recent floods can take refuge in his office.
Mr Chavez said he would have a Bedouin tent given to him by the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi put up in the garden of the presidential palace.
1. These rains have been causing real and serious problems in the region.
2. This is a great example of Chávez’s penchant for political showmanship.
3. Might not the tent actually have more space than the office?
4. I would be more impressed if he opened up his house.