Friday, February 22, 2008

Aologists III

Want to have a bit of a laugh at the expense of Fidel Castro’s happy-go-lucky band of apologists? Here are two options:

A column by Andrew Bolt in this morning’s edition of The Herald-Sun newspaper in Melbourne, where he has a terrific time ridiculing the dreadful Joan Coxsedge, the one-time Labor Party MP in the Victorian Parliament who now heads the Australian-Cuban Friendship Society (yes, we have one of those).

From the other idological end of the Labor Party spectrum, former federal minister Barry Cohen recalls in today’s The Australian his visit to Castro’s island paradise in the early 1980s to attend a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union being held in Havana.

Cohen also tackles those who for some strange reason keep praising Castro for outlasting no fewer than 10 US presidents: “That's not difficult if you can stay alive and avoid elections.”


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