If you are Fidel Castro, you spend your day trawling the Internet (hello, Fidel!), reading news reports from international newsagencies and then writing lengthy, barely coherent “editorials” that are automatically published in the official media under the grandiose headline, “Reflections from the Commander in Chief”.
Thus, the ailing dictator has now written not one, not two but three lengthy “commentaries” on John McCain, the US senator who is likely to win the Republican presidential nomination.
It seems Castro doesn’t like McCain much, describing the senator variously as uneducated, a liar, a warmonger of sorts and (wait for it) a tool of that sinister, all-purpose, ultra-secret cabal, the “Miami Mafia”.
"It is incredible that at this point in history, the Republican candidate, decorated as a hero, would become the pawn of that mafia,” Castro writes in the latest instalment. “No one who believes in himself would commit such a serious ethical mistake.”
Of course, being attacked by Castro is unlikely to have much of a negative impact on McCain’s chances, at least with his Republican base.
As for Castro, who has not been seen in public for more than 18 months and who is unlikely to survive whomever is elected US president in November ... he has promised a fourth “editorial” on McCain.
Bet you can hardly wait.