Not only do Chavistas laugh at us all the time, but they really have
total disdain for people and must think Venezuelans are truly stupid. A few
weeks ago, I
showed the wonderful new toothpaste being sold at the Governmentís chain of
stores Mercal, under the brand name ďten million smilesĒ in clear allusion to
Chavezí campaign slogan ďten million votesĒ. In fact, they even have two hands as a symbol, just like Chavez’ campaign slogans.
Well, yesterday Deputy Belkis Solis, showed
up at the National Assembly with a box of tubes of this wonderful product,
claiming that it was all a just coincidence and that they were made by a co-op
called Cermanco (I have information that this is a lie too, but have yet to confirm
it) and that this co-op had a study made which said that 10 million Venezuelans
do not brush their teeth every day. Of course, she did not have a copy of the
study, but happily gave away the toothpaste tubes to the smiling Deputies.
The whole thing is so crass, that not even the pro-Chavez Director of
the Electoral Board German Yepez believed it and this was actually the example he
mentioned as a violation of the electoral rules on the part of the Government.
Of course, he first mentioned the fact that there was a banner at the Zulia Governorship
with Rosalesí slogan ďAtreveteĒ. He failed to mention the
many ads appearing daily in the press with Chavezí name or image or even
the fact that the ďTen million votesĒ logo has been on the wall of the National
Assembly for the last month or so.
Here is a another picture of the tubes of toothpaste: