Caption This: Hillary shakes hands with Chavez

Posted by: ST on January 3, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Saw this photo at Andrew Malcolm’s Top of the Ticket page:

Hillary Clinton meets Hugo Chavez

Photo courtesy: AFP/Adriano Machado

Look familiar? It should.

The AP’s write-up:

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shook hands and chatted briefly Saturday in a rare cordial encounter amid a diplomatic dispute that has left Venezuela and the United States without ambassadors in each other’s capitals.

The handshake came as leaders were milling about at the inauguration of new Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. It was unclear what Chavez and Clinton discussed.

Both governments have shown firmly entrenched stances in the past week as the United States revoked the Venezuelan ambassador’s visa in response to Chavez’s refusal to accept the chosen U.S. envoy.

Chavez has skipped opportunities to respond during the past few days, saying nothing about the U.S. government’s decision to revoke the visa of his ambassador, Bernardo Alvarez. President Obama’s administration took that step in response to Chavez’s rejection of Larry Palmer, who has been awaiting Senate confirmation.

My caption: Hillary to Chavez: “I deeply admire your work, Mr. President. And by the way, I totally agree with you about George W. Bush ….”

Your turn.

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10 Responses to “Caption This: Hillary shakes hands with Chavez”


  1. Simon says:

    Ch to Cl: “For what it’s worth, I voted for you.”

  2. ST says:

    LOL – good one!

  3. proof says:

    “Tell me again, Hugo, how do you become president for life?”

  4. Lorica says:

    lol :) How do you top “I voted for you”. LOL :)

    Hugo’s reply “I voted for you too Hillary” LOL :) – Lorica

  5. Paul says:

    Chavez to Hilary, ” Dump Bill and come stay with me chiquita”.

  6. Tango says:

    ….birds of a feather, by any other name.

  7. CA resident says:

    “Maybe if I’m really nice to him, he’ll give me the name of his hairdresser – Lord knows, I need a good one!!!”

  8. Carlos says:

    How does a putz like him become dictator for life? I can’t even get to first base, what with his African soulmate being elected and that stupid Constitution thing…

  9. thomas mc donnell says:

    two communists.

  10. Carlos says:

    People like her and Duh-1 must get terribly tired necks, what with all the head-turning to maintain two faces.