"CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez suffered a stunning defeat Monday in a referendum that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely and impose a socialist system in this major U.S. oil provider.
Voters defeated the sweeping measures Sunday by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, said Tibisay Lucena, chief of the National Electoral Council, with voter turnout at just 56 percent."
"The thing is," the spouse muttered over his coffee at 6am, "Hugo Chavez might not care much about being a socialist, but he really cares that we don't care. And we don't. Who cares about a South American socialist, now that the Soviets are gone? Chavez can go ahead ruin his country all he likes, we still won't care."
Well, maybe Hugo find some other country to ruin. Congratulations Venezuela-and by the way, welcome to the twenty-first century.