Monday, March 3, 2008

Yes, It's Monday. . .

Monday morning at the Palace of El Jefe. . .not a creature is stirring, except the Secret Police, and the faithful, ever watchful gumba guards. Otherwise, all is quiet and all are happily snoozing in the arms of Morpheus: the valets, the cooks, the great and the good, the off-track betting manager, the sports steroids commissioner, and the prelates of the state chuch. . .El Jefe, the cats SWMBO and the Heir are sleeping also, dreaming of stock-certificates, gold futures, zero-coupon bonds, bon-bons, good scotch and catnip. But wait: for some reason, El Jefe's Jenny McCarthy look-alike mistress is shaking him...trying to wake him up., it's the alarm clock, a most annoying thing, and back I come to reality.
Sorry I've been slacking-off in the posting department lately. El Jefe and his cat FLINKY skipped town this weekend and went up to the country palace, and did little but yardwork, reading and movie-watching. Not even a thought of something so ghastly as politics.
Back late last night and poured through the papers and blogs this morning. My horseback guess this morning is that Hillary is doing better, and that she might well surprise Obama here in Texas. My unofficial soundings this morning from some people who might know tend to confirm this feeling. Among other things, I think that a lot of Republicans who should know better are going to go vote for Hillary just to make trouble. I wonder if that hurts McCain, or if these people will wind up being protest voters who aren't quite ready to have McCain as their candidate yet ? I will examine all this further as time allows.


Anonymous said...

YOUR cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Jefe Maximo said...

Er, sorry SWMBO. Of course, "our cat." Actually, FLINKY is her own cat.

louielouie said... LL has not been allowed admittance to the new throneroom since its' relocation, i can only guess........
but i think all that blather about where excellenty has been this weekend is a smokescreen.
i think excellency has been across the gulf, cavorting with his friend and confidant Huge O.

“Mr. Defense Minister, move 10 battalions to the border with Colombia for me, immediately — tank battalions. Deploy the air force,” Chavez said during his weekly TV and radio program.

that sounds exactly like one of excellency's dictates.
LL runs for cover............

El Jefe Maximo said...

I'm going to look into Hugo's blusterings in some detail later, I hope.

My papers and sources on his military are at home, but if he can move 10 additional battalions (about a division) out of garrisons and up to the Colombia border without causing his army and regime a massive heart attack, i'll eat my shoes.

Well, not really, but I'd be shocked if he could do much beyond shuffle a few garrisions around. He's been so busy using the army for his socialist construction projects, not to mention making sure it's politically loyal, that I doubt it'd be much good for serious military operations. Sure, he's bought a lot of pretty weapons, but it's not clear to me he's invested in the training or maintenance programs to make use of them.

Maybe he'll try some kind of cross-border raid in favor of his FARC friends, but I'd expect it to be a one-off, and it would cause him more trouble than its worth. The terrain is forbidding, the political situation complicated. So far I'm not seeing him do anything beyond blustering.

hank_F_M said...
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hank_F_M said...

El Jefe

Remeber the 2000 election?



The irony would be fun, but that's all.

louielouie said...

i suppose commenting doesn't violate your lenten vow.

at the time EJM I discussed his reasons for supporting mccain, i thought the only one to be able to mathematically defeat hillary was guiliani. with NY and CA firmly in the donks column, it is a mathematical impossibility for a pacaderm to win.