One common characteristic of tyrants is their inability to appreciate how ridiculous they make themselves look. The yes-man syndrome strikes even harder than with Hollywood celebrities. Case in point: Hugo Chavez. On his regular Sunday television program, Halo, Presidente! yesterday, he uttered the following immortal sentence:
"How long are we going to allow a person _ from any country in the world _ to come to our own house to say there's a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?"
That falls into the same category as the (apocryphal) command: "Floggings will continue until morale improves."
Hat tip: Drudge