I won’t speak ill of the dead.
The plan to embalm the body of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may have hit a snag.
Scientists in a preliminary assessment have determined that the process might be “quite difficult,” acting president Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday.
Maduro said at the opening of the Book Fair of Venezuela that scientists argued that “the decision should have been taken much earlier.”
He didn’t say why — but added that Chavez will always remain in Venezuela’s collective memory
“More than your physical body, we have the commander in eternal memory, especially this generation who heard it, touched it, saw him,” Maduro told the audience. “We have to keep alive his image, his voice, his thinking.”
Sounds like the commander may be a bit ripe.
The plan was to have Chavez’s body displayed much like the remains of former revolutionary leaders Vladimir Lenin of Russia and China’s Mao.
Instead, he’ll be dropped on the ground and rolled in the dust like the late Ayatollah Khomeini.
Maybe they screwed up the embalming because no one ever dies under Cuban medial care. It’s the best in the world, as everyone knows, so they don’t have the practice.