Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hugo Chavez In NC

The late Venezuelan president visited Hickory, NC, as the guest of Republican congressman Cass Ballenger:

It was an unlikely friendship: the left-leaning, America-bashing, Latin American strongman and the conservative Republican congressman from North Carolina.

But Hugo Chavez and Cass Ballenger hit it off. So much so that Chavez was the honored guest at a 2001 barbecue at Ballenger’s home in Hickory.

“He was our friend and he was always like the guy next door,” Donna Ballenger recalled Tuesday. “He didn’t do anything but be nice to us.”

Click the link to read the rest. I've heard of stranger friendships: the late Senator Jesse Helms was a friend of the Dalai Lama.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

He's gone, and NOT a good way to die.