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Che Guevara does something useful

Dead Marxist criminal, thug, terrorist etc Che Guevara, has some years after his death done his bit to ease the retirement of Gustavo Villoldo, a CIA / Bay of Pigs veteran, who snipped a lock of Guevara's hair and has just auctioned it for $100,000.

"A lock of Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara's hair -- secretly preserved for years by a Miami exile who buried the rebel leader 40 years ago this month -- garnered a winning bid of $100,000 at an auction Thursday night....Reached after the auction, Villoldo told The Miami Herald he was amused by the sale. ''...To me, Che is a criminal. It's a surprise to see somebody pay that amount of money for the hair and a few photos of a dead Che.''

And it has been sold to a Texan, of all people - "Bill Butler, 61, a book dealer from Houston who called Che ``one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century.'' "Said Kelley Norwine, spokeswoman for the auction house, Butler was proud of winning this lot. He's ''never been to Cuba,'' Norwine said, ``but would love to go.''

Well Bill, maybe you could swap places with one of 11 million or so who would just love to get out of the Caribbean's largest open air prison.

Butler intends to display the hair in his shop, and while I would not wish to encourage the good people of Rosenberg to lob the odd half brick through his window, one might note that Fort Bend County might not be the best place to flirt with the extreme left: "No Democrat has carried Fort Bend County in the presidential election since 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas won his second term". Furthermore, this county has launched the careers of Ron Paul, Phil Gramm and Tom DeLay, and "every elected countywide office in Fort Bend County is held by Republicans, who also control a majority of precinct-based positions". Perhaps Butler would be happier in Vermont.

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Anonymous verity said... 2:32 pm

The most useful thing Ché Guevara ever did was quit breathing.  



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