Saturday, February 18, 2006

Al fin se cayeron de la mata

To my English readers, the best translation I can come up with for the headline is along the lines of DUH!!! On the issue of Stooge Chavez's sales of discounted heating oil to low-income families in the US, the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Representative Ed Whitfield, chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had this to say:

“Given President Chávez’ clear anti-American sentiments, his current efforts must be viewed with concern that he is attempting to politicize the debate over U.S. energy policy,” Barton and Whitfield said.....we want to understand whether the beneficiaries are being selected in an objective, equitable fashion, or whether this is merely part of a larger political agenda,” they wrote.
The story in English here and in Spanish here.

I can't believe it took them this long to think this as a possibility.