Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fidel Castro Makes A Comeback.

The ailing Cuban President, Fidel Castro, has spoken publicly for the first time since falling ill last July.

"Hello there, illustrious and dear friend, how are you?" Fidel Castro asked President Chavez at the start of an extended conversation on the Venezuelan leader's "Hello President" show.

"I feel good and I'm happy," Mr Castro went on.

First things first. "Hello, President" is really a lame name for a show. I wonder if Hugo Sanchez came up with that one himself. Secondly, will Castro ever kick the bucket? So far he has outlasted Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and has made it through six years of the Cuckoo Bananas presidency. That is some intestinal fortitude (pun intended). The good die young they say. So it may just be that Castro will be celebrating his 50th year as President in 2009, as George Bush retires to pursue video games as a hobby.

I just hope that when Castro goes, democracy flourishes so those Batista loving nutcases in Florida can be soundly rejected by people who stuck around for the last half century in the country's first true popular vote. Perhaps Jose Canseco can run on a steroids and handguns platform in 10 years when Castro finally decides to retire.