Guillen was just the latest to fawn

Our very own Humberto “el cirujano” Fontova in today’s Miami Herald:

Guillen was just the latest to fawn

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen told Time magazine that he “loves and respects” Fidel Castro. Last week, reacting to outrage by Americans of Cuban heritage (i.e. a huge chunk of Marlins ticket buyers), the Marlins suspended Guillen for five games. Apparently eager to head off worse retribution (and damage-control ticket sales) on April 9 a moping Guillen issued a groveling apology at a Miami press conference.

“I am here on my knees,” he whimpered. “I am here to say I am sorry with my heart in my hands .?.?. I hurt a lot of people’s feelings. Now I want to apologize because I did the wrong thing. It was a very stupid comment. .?.?. If I don’t learn from this mistake, then I will call myself dumb.”

As if hailing a Stalinist dictator who jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin himself during the Great Terror, murdered more Cubans than Hitler murdered Germans during the Night of Long Knives, repeatedly craved to nuke Ozzie’s adopted country and shattered the lives of half of Miami’s families, were some kind of offense in this country! (Except for ticket sales.)

Many luminaries in the Democratic party and mainstream media must be snickering at the hapless Ozzie Guillen.

Take the very Time magazine that quoted his “respect” for Fidel Castro. In their “Heroes and Icons” issue, Time honors Fidel Castro’s chief hangman Che Guevara as among the most heroic and iconic of the lot, right alongside Anne Frank, Andrei Sakharov, Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa.

Take two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Jesse Jackson. “Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” he bellowed while arm in arm with Fidel Castro in 1984.

Take Democratic presidential candidate, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and “Conscience of the Democratic Party” George McGovern: “Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and regard him as a friend.”

Take former president of the United States and official “elder statesman” of the Democratic Party, Jimmy Carter: “Fidel Castro first and foremost is and always has been a committed egalitarian. Cuba has superb systems of healthcare and universal education .?.?. We greeted each other as old friends.”

Take NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: “Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly — even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!”

Take Dan Rather: “Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!”

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