Venezuela offers the Obama administration a chance to support the rule of law

We are watching breathtaking events in Venezuela, and the Obama administration is naturally silent and just going along. President Hugo Chavez is very sick (maybe even dead) in Cuba.  However, his staff in Venezuela has "creatively" read the constitution so that he can assume the presidency from a hospital bed in Cuba. What do you call this?  You call it a fraud and a total disregard for the rule of law. I get now why my friend Carlos Eire calls it "Cacarastan" or "Cubazuela". This is what the Constitution says: "Article 231: The president-elect shall take office on 10 January... by taking an oath before the National Assembly. If for any reason, (they) cannot be sworn in before the National Assembly, they shall take the oath of office before the Supreme Court. Article 233: When an elected president becomes absolutely absent prior to inauguration, a new election... shall be held within 30 days... Pending (this), the president of the National Assembly will...(Read Full Post)

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