Monday, January 16, 2006



Chile votes

Chileans go to the polls today to elect a new president. As its a run-off election, it's a straight-up choice between Michelle Bachelet (socialist, female, and agnostic - all "cardinal sins" in Pinochet's Chile - bother her father and boyfriend were murdered by the Pinocher regime, and she and her mother were tortured and exiled) and Sebastien Pinera (a billionaire businessman; need we say more?). Bachelet has been leading in the polls, but nothing is certain until the votes are counted. However, if she wins, she will be Chile's first female head of state, as well as the fourth successive socialist President. My fingers are crossed...

5 comments:

Being a billionaire automatically equates to being evil. He should be strung up and shot in the legs. Let the money bleed out of him, just as he has bled the money out of all those he employed and financially supported.

Posted by death knell : 1/16/2006 12:47:00 PM

and so it has come to pass, IS. Another socialist. The left is marching ahead in Latin America. :-)

Posted by Jordan : 1/16/2006 02:10:00 PM

Today Chile, tomorrow Mexico (with a few other stops on the way). I just hope the Americans don't respond in the same way they did in 1970...

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 1/16/2006 02:25:00 PM

They might - after all the left is scary, so it would be part of the War on Terror, surely? :(

Posted by Jordan : 1/17/2006 11:11:00 AM

I'm already hunting for Op-Eds by terrorised Americans. There was a particularly good one before the election, but I haven't seen any since.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 1/17/2006 01:33:00 PM