Monday, May 04, 2009

The handshake before the handshake

I keep forgetting to link to a post by Rogelio Aranda at the Charlotte Observer's Spanish-language blog. He recalls and has links to 2001, when Hugo Chávez accepted an invitation to visit Hickory, NC. The host was Cass Ballenger, a Republican member of Congress who was, to put it mildly, very conservative. Not just handshakes either--they had a great time, with baseball and southern barbecue.


Rogelio Aranda 8:15 PM  

Thanks for the link, Professor. I've mentioned Chavez's visit to Hickory in my blog before, but I must give credit to my colleague, Observer political writer Jim Morrill. He beat me to bringing up the topic. I just merely translated his entry. Here's a link to Jim's blog.

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