Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Taken In by a Village

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Mike Honda, D-Calif, visited Cuba earlier this week. Apparently, they met the Castro brothers and were taken to the famous 'El Villaje Potemkino.' That's the village it took to raise the consciousness of these visiting children.
"This is the dawning of a new day," Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., declared. "Fifty years of foolishness is over. It's time for the children to sit in the corner and the adults to take over."

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., was one of three lawmakers who requested and met with Fidel Castro. She described him as alert and said the former Cuban dictator "looked directly into our eyes, quite aware of what was happening. He said to us, 'how can we help President Obama?'"
Politico also adds:
“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.

Richardson said Castro knew her name and district. "He looked right into my eyes and he said, 'How can we help? How can we help President Obama?'"
No one could verify whether or not Michael Moore was seen in El Villaje Potemkino.

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