Juan Carlos vs. Hugo Chávez

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From this week’s Corridors of Power: KING: 1, CHAVEZ: 0 — Predictably, the blogosphere had a field day with Spanish King Juan Carlos’s finger-wagging “Why don’t you shut up?” to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in the middle of the Ibero-American summit in Chile. The incident itself was pure political theater, and the sound bite of Chavez interrupting Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and thus earning the royal rebuke seemed to be everywhere. YouTube had a gladiator video game-like scene in which a computer generated Juan Carlos in a Roman tunic slashed Chávez with his sword and sent him […]


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