Sunday, January 13, 2008

Politics got really interesting over the weekend...

Both articles via Bruce Sterling:

New Famous Couple: Naomi Cambell + Hugo Chavez
"According to the newspaper El Universal, Naomi and Hugo have been together for two months, but have been carefully hiding their relationship.

"Allegedly, the chemistry began with Naomi’s visit to Venezuela, when the model came to give her support to Chavez, together with some other Hollywood stars.

She was delighted with his proposal to build 6 new hospitals by 2009 in Venezuela, and praised his efforts in the segments of healthcare and education."

Tony Blair: President of Europe?
"Tony Blair launched his campaign to become the first fully-fledged President of the European Union yesterday by describing the notion of left- and right-wing politics as redundant.

"With France preparing to oversee the appointment process, Blair set out his vision of modern European democracy at a meeting of the French governing conservative party by also claiming that EU countries could achieve far more by working together than acting in isolation.

'Europe is not a question of left or right, but a question of the future or the past, of strength or weakness,' said the former British Prime Minister, speaking in French...."

Wowzers. As of last week, Venezuela was practically the fourth member of the axis of evil, and most people thought Blair was going to quietly live out his days in shame from his involvement in the Iraq debacle. What a weekend will do to shift the political landscape. Pass the popcorn, please.

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