Monday, April 16, 2012

SC6 Pop Quiz: Guess Who Said This About Fidel Castro?

     Here it is, in case you hadn't heard it before....

"Castro is very reflective, and a policy wonk with a great sense of history and a great sense of self, Clyburn said. I was really pleased with his whole sense of history."

"The best way to put more democracy in Cuba is the way we're doing it in China," he said. "I will be an active proponent."

If you think this was what Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said, think again... Nope, this was a direct quote from our Congressman - Jim Clyburn.  It was during a visit Clyburn made to Castro in 2000, with two members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  His goal was to open trade with Cuba, which is a direct violation of the US Embargo on the oppressive Communist island.  He also tried to make an agreement with Castro to have US med students train there in an exchange program.  Great idea - let's have doctors train in backwards, communist Banana Republics, then treat us.  Sounds about as smart as the 1979 floatilla!

So, as opposed to Ozzie Guillen, who has never met him, and was saying that he was impressed that he has managed to beat back opponents for 50 years, Clyburn has ACTUALLY spent time with him - and he still thinks he's a great guy.  And just like most old guys, he has no sense of mortality...

"In almost 40 years, it has not worked," Clyburn said at a press conference in Columbia. "And there's nothing to indicate Castro's going anywhere now."

Oops, got that one wrong too... Any chance of him getting suspended too?  I could fix a lot stuff in five days.


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