Thursday, November 10, 2011
When the King Spoke Up
Oh, it was a glorious moment! And, just for the cherry on top, the King used the form of address normally reserved for children or inferiors. The room erupted in applause for King Juan Carlos, avenger in the cause of common courtesy and probably the only one in the room with the clout to put the dictatorial blowhard in his place. Later the King stormed out when the communist child molester Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua (a loyal lapdog of Chavez) began criticizing Spain for opening energy companies in his country (yeah, you’re welcome for the jobs pinko). All in all, it was an extremely memorable summit for the King of Spain. Once it was over, the cowardly Chavez reasserted and even expanded his tirade to the press, calling the King of Spain ‘illegitimate’ and comparing former Prime Minister Aznar with Adolf Hitler. However, the King’s verbal slap-down of the overblown tyrant became an instant hit around the world as the phrase, “Por qué no te callas?” began appearing everywhere from ringtones to t-shirts to sports broadcasts. In Venezuela, the long suffering opponents of the Chavez regime adopted the phrase as their slogan. It became a sensation all over the Spanish-speaking world.