Not Exactly a Massive Endorsement (Chavez’s Health Edition)

Via the BBC:  Venezuela’s Chavez ‘conscious’ says VP Nicolas Maduro

Not only conscious, but the Venezuelan VP recounted the following:

He said Mr Chavez gripped his hand "with gigantic force" as they spoke, discussing political matters, the economy in Venezuela and the swearing-in of new governors following regional elections.

So, “conscious” and a a good grip.

What else do you need to know?

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  1. PJ says:

    Maduro should send a video tape to Bill Frist.

  2. @PJ: Then we would clearly get to the bottom of the situation!

  3. Ron Beasley says:

    According to this he’s in a coma and on life support.

  4. OzarkHillbilly says:

    So, “conscious” and a a good grip.

    What else do you need to know?

    Venezuela…. Sell short.