“All we hear is Yoani Ga-Ga–Yoani Goo-Goo and Yoani Ga-Ga” (Rap on, Sista–Rap on!)
"All we hear is Yoani ga ga
Yoani goo goo
Yoani ga ga
All we hear is Yoani ga ga
Yoani blah blah."
"I don't regard myself as a (Castro regime) opponent." (Yoani Sanchez March 3, 2013)
(But then:) "Yes, I'm very afraid of what will happen when I go back, to Cuba." (Yoani Sanchez, March 16, 2013)
"Miguel Díaz-Canel has characteristics that undoubtedly influenced his selection. He's a man with very little distinction. He's never uttered a single memorable phrase. His monotonous discourses simply prove his fidelity..."(Yoani Sanchez, Feb, 25, 2013)
(But then:)"Once on top he (Miguel Diaz-Canel) could be another Gorbachev." (Yoani Sanchez, March 18, 2013)
"The U.S. should recognize the reforms in Cuba...reforms that transcend mere politics and are expanding throughout the digital world. I'd like to think that this new Cuba can count on President Obama." (Yoani Sanchez March 17, 2013)
"Yes, I did meet with a U.S. official. I met with Bisa Williams of the U.S. interest section to discuss the best manner to lift the U.S. embargo...If you want to accuse me of that--I proudly accept the charge." (Yoani Sanchez, March 13 2013)
(But then:) "I am not if favor of lifting the embargo unconditionally that, I think that it is clear that there should be conditions [for the lifting the embargo] and that there should be a long process of debate before doing so." (Yoani Sanchez, March 21, 2013)
"Vote for me and I'll set ya free!
Rap on SISTA, rap on!
Ball of Confusion!
So look, let's all please cut the crap, for crying out loud. Obviously anyone can cherry-pick her comments to brand her as everything from KGB agent to a commander in Alpha 66. She covers all the bases carefully and expertly. Branding it "Doubletalk" or "Jivetalk" hardly does justice to her speech patterns...the sign of an expert politician-marketer. She's branding herself expertly. Let's give her credit for that.
"Shame on you, Humberto?!.. all this sniping does is divide us and play into the hands of Castro!...can't we all just get along?..."
(And let's cut DAT crap too...you KNOW you LOVE it!)
("Somebody please give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, "On the one hand--but now on the other." Pres. Harry S. Truman)
One-handed Cuban Dissidents would also be nice...(and NO! I'm not advocating Sharia-law style amputations, for heavens sake!...geeeesh!)