Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Evo Morales on Daily Show


Here's the Youtube link.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=PVjhNWmslKg

there are also, as always, more goodies on all things Bolivian at :

www.boliviarising.blogspot.com

and

http://gringadiary.blogspot.com/

Evo takes a bit to warm up, but it is most certainly worth the wait...I've become a bit accustomed to hearing presidents admit that the problems of today have come about due to the excesses of capitalism, living here in Venezuela and all...but it was still strange to see it on US television.

Especially important was the point where Evo pointed out, after Stewart soft-balled him the (inevitable) question on Chávez and Fidel, that there are countries which send their soldiers out to heal people, and countries that send soldiers out to kill them...I really wanted him to then slap the table and yell 'boo-yaaaaah, beeeeeeeeyyyyyyaaaaaaaacccccchhhhhh!' but alas, presidentailism prevailed.

On a less happy note, Caracas dailies reported that the Movimento al Socialismo (MAS) -- the party Evo heads -- is considering junking the constitutional reform project, which has been stalled by a strong (and much less stupid, when compared to their Venezuelan counterparts) opposition and regional separatist movements.

1 comment:

Cristina said...

And even stranger (and great) to hear the audience clapping and cheering for him! One of the best things I've seen on the Daily Show.

Did you see the Colbert Report segment on Guiliani? There's an amazing joke about Margaret Thatcher in it. The clip is posted on the Comedy Central site.