The D.C. Examiner waxes indignant at Joe Kennedy’s latest series of radio and TV commercials, in which he
shills for a thug dictator offers heating assistance to America’s poor, courtesy of "our friends in Venezuela."
He never mentions Chavez, nor does he explain why Venezuela, with a 2007 per capita gross domestic product of just $6,900 (less than Croatia or Belarus) would send highly discounted oil to a country with a per capita GDP of $43,500.
This is the same Chavez who expropriated U.S.-owned oil firms, then gave sweetheart deals to Chinese and Russian energy companies. He has repealed basic freedoms of press and speech, and was just barely prevented recently from becoming president for life.
The Examiner editorial also ponders why the born-into-wealth Kennedy takes a $400,000 annual salary to head up a non-profit whose alleged purpose is to provide heating fuel to the poor and elderly. I’d guess that $400K would heat quite a few homes, wouldn’t it?