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I wouldn’t call anything that appears in a Globe editorial is “beyond belief”. My expectations of Boston Globe editorials are always low but seldom met. Here is one especially obtuse passage from the Globe editorial that probably lit Mr. Duquenala’s fuse:
Many Venezuelans are far poorer than the Americans who will benefit from the discounted oil. A case can be made that Chavez should help his own countrymen first. Americans, however, are major consumers of Venezuelan oil. It's appropriate for Chavez to offer discounts as an informal rebate to the customers who are most affected by high prices.
Representative Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee, is investigating to determine whether the oil deal is ''part of an unfriendly government's increasingly belligerent and hostile foreign policy." If this is belligerence, let's have more.
There is superb Globe editorial perception! They conveniently look past the fact that the only oil discounts offered by Chávez were targeted precisely to give maximum political mileage to his favorite
A far more accurate editorial assessment of the blovatious Congressman Delahunt came last November 30 on the Wall Street Journal Op Ed page (which, regardless of ideology, is a far superior and more influential Op Ed page than the Globe musters). The Journal Editorial began:
Money can't buy love, unless you're Anna Nicole Smith. But these days a little heating oil can buy friends in
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