MartiniPundit

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Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy

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Ordinarily I feel nothing but sympathy for the elderly when they take a tumble. Not this time:

Fidel Castro tripped and fell after leaving the stage at a graduation ceremony, but later returned to say that he was “all in one piece.” There was no official word from the government on Castro’s condition after he left Santa Clara, about a three-hour drive east of Havana, in his regular black Mercedes Benz.

Speaking live on state television less than a minute after his fall, Castro told television viewers across the island of 11.2 million people that he thought he had broken his knee “and maybe an arm … but I am all in one piece.”

Pity.

Update For those of you who want more of the Brutal Communist DictatorTM taking a major header, here’s the video.

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Written by martinipundit

October 21, 2004 at 12:50 pm

Posted in Communism, General

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