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Descending Stars Of Republican Party?

The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower has become the laughing stock of the world after the latest episode in “Rising Stars” being transformed into flickering specks descending into the dark holes of space. Senator John Ensign was discovered shacking up with a member of his staff who was married to another member of his staff, Senator Larry Craig has an unfortunate episode in a men’s room in Minnesota while his colleague, former senator Norm Coleman of that state, has doomed his party in the eyes of inhabitants by an ongoing series of law suits seeking to deny Al Franken the victor in an election the right to obtain his senate seat. Of course, out in the wilds of Alaska Sarah Palin is shooting moose or squirrels in order to prove she is as good as any man in the Republican party. Of course, these days, she would be better off proofing she was better than any woman in the party when it comes to intelligence. Then again, she might be better off shooting moose.

But, to top off this conglomeration of ineptitude, Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina has returned from his supposed trip hiking on the Appalachian Trail to reveal he wasn’t hiking at all, but wandering around some unknown destination in Argentine. He lied to his wife, he lied to his children(on Father’s Day, no less), he lied to his staff, he lied to the Lt. Governor, and he certainly lied to the people of his state. Another “rising star” of the Republican Party is now a dark shadow in the wilds of Argentine.

Oh, we forgot the ongoing rising star of Bill Bennett, that paragon of supposed intelligence who complained to the media that President Obama was not adopting a forceful stand on Iran and should do something bold like sending phone cards and Xerox machines to the youth of Iran. Exactly how the Xerox machines would be delivered is unclear although there are rumors they might be sent via a ship from Argentine. Ah, now we know why Governor Sanford was in Argentine!

Descending Stars Of Republican Party?

The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower has become the laughing stock of the world after the latest episode in “Rising Stars” being transformed into flickering specks descending into the dark holes of space. Senator John Ensign was discovered shacking up with a member of his staff who was married to another member of his staff, Senator Larry Craig has an unfortunate episode in a men’s room in Minnesota while his colleague, former senator Norm Coleman of that state, has doomed his party in the eyes of inhabitants by an ongoing series of law suits seeking to deny Al Franken the victor in an election the right to obtain his senate seat. Of course, out in the wilds of Alaska Sarah Palin is shooting moose or squirrels in order to prove she is as good as any man in the Republican party. Of course, these days, she would be better off proofing she was better than any woman in the party when it comes to intelligence. Then again, she might be better off shooting moose.

But, to top off this conglomeration of ineptitude, Governor Mark Sandford of South Carolina has returned from his supposed trip hiking on the Appalachian Trail to reveal he wasn’t hiking at all, but wandering around some unknown destination in Argentine. He lied to his wife, he lied to his children(on Father’s Day, no less), he lied to his staff, he lied to the Lt. Governor, and he certainly lied to the people of his state. Another “rising star” of the Republican Party is now a dark shadow in the wilds of Argentine.

Oh, we forgot the ongoing rising star of Bill Bennett, that paragon of supposed intelligence who complained to the media that President Obama was not adopting a forceful stand on Iran and should do something bold like sending phone cards and Xerox machines to the youth of Iran. Exactly how the Xerox machines would be delivered is unclear although there are rumors they might be sent via a ship from Argentine. Ah, now we know why Governor Sanford was in Argentine!

Argentine Justice A Long Time Coming

During the 1970s a brutal Argentine military regime controlled the nation and ruthlessly crushed opponents accusing them of being radicals or communists. Thousands disappeared into the labyrinth of the torture chambers which were used by the military to abuse and degrade those who opposed their rule of violence. Hundreds met their faith by being thrown out of airplanes into the ocean below. Former chief of the third army corps, Luciano Benjamin Menendez was finally sentenced to life imprisonment after a judge revoked his house arrest for crimes against humanity. He was charged with kidnapping, torturing, and killing four activists in 1977. Menendez pleaded “not guilty” charging those who had rendered verdict on him represented “those guerrillas (who)are now in power.”

Menendez played a central role in the infamous La Perla clandestine detention center in the province of Cordoba, where 2,300 people were held in captivity. Only 17 kidnapees survived the experience. The people who died did not commit any crime other than having different political views than the thugs who held them captive.

Sarkozy Seeks Argentine Aid To Halt Chavez

President Sarkozy of France is concerned about the behavior of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and reportedly has asked assistance from newly elected President Christina Fenandez de Kirchner to contain the eratic actions of Chavez. Sarkozy believes the Venezuelan who regards Fidel Castro as a role model, has become a “cause for concern for Europe.” Many in Europe believe Chavez threatens stability in Latin America by encouraging radical groups to exert economic power in order to curtail America’s influence in the region. In a sense, he offered to represent the interests of Argentine in Europe if she would represent the interests of France in Latin America.

Chavez frequently is more mouth than reality. He draws upon Cuba for assistance in areas such as medicine, but there is no indication Castro is held in high regard by modern day Latin American youth. President Morales in Bolivia has many internal problems to confront and lacks money, time, or energy to influence other nations of South America.