Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is Sarah Palin in Bed With Hugo Chavez?

Now that is a particularly truthy headline and you may be asking yourself what I am currently smoking, and that’s fair, but consider this from the WaPo Politics and Policy blog:
But Palin's anti-Venezuela sentiments do not appear to extend to her husband, whose snowmobile racing team was sponsored by a division of Citgo, the retail arm of Venezuela's state-owned oil and gas company.

Todd Palin's Iron Dog snowmobile team competed this year under a sponsorship from Mystik Lubricants, which was founded in Texas in 1922 but now resides under the Citgo corporate banner.
Oh snap!

So Sarah might not be in bed with Chavez, but her husband’s snowmobile team is! Or at least is in bed with an obscure subsidiary of the Venezuelan state owned oil company.

The real question though is who is more pissed about this connection? I mean neither is much of a fan of the other.

On the one hand you have Sarah Palin, who described Chavez as a “dictator” during her veep run. Them are certainly fightin’ words, and her connection to Chavez might make Glenn Beck’s head explode, which would actually be a net positive for the rest of us.

On the other hand you have Chavez, who described Palin as "a beauty queen that they've pulled out to be a figurehead." Well, I would replace “beauty queen” with “local Alaskan sports reporter”, but point well made.

It’s a tough call really, but I would have to say Chavez has more to be upset about being connected to Sarah Palin then vice versa. What do you think?

Who should be more pissed about being connected to the other?