Big Guy is getting ready to fly down Mexico way and then to Trinidad and Tobago for the Organization of American States. Oh, sure, he’ll apologize for everything we’ve done, and for sending all those guns to Mexico and stealing all their labor talent, but I think it’s fair to say that he’s going to be feeling a lot more at home at this meeting than with all those Europeans a couple of weeks ago.
He and Lady M are particularly looking forward to meeting Nicaragua President Daniel Noriega and his wife, First Lady, Rosario Murillo. Noriega came back to power a few years ago, winning an election with 39% of the vote. David Axelrod is fascinated by this statistic and is working with our outside electoral consultant, George Soros, on how we can replicate those results across the country for House, Senate and even Presidential campaigns moving forward.
Some of you may remember Ortega from his time as a Soviet shill and dictator. But all of that has changed. In fact, Ortega has told friends that Obama’s speeches and leadership have inspired him. Here is a snippet he particularly liked, from O’s speech in Chicago the night of the election: “United, we are going to organize to recover our notion of the citizen. We are going to work with optimism and confidence, reaffirming our will to construct and apply a new sociopolitical, economic and cultural model that represents the interests and the rights of all; a model that prioritizes the Human Being over all.”
Oh, wait, my bad. That wasn’t Big Guy; that was Noriega’s wife’s speech from a year ago. She’s basically his No. 2. Just like Lady M is to Big Guy. But, really, you thought it was Big Guy, didn’t you. Maybe I can have some fun with this.