It looks as though Venezuela will be the next hot vacation spot for Hollywood leftists, as the AP is reporting that the body of Hugo Chavez will lie in state permanently.
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) March 7, 2013
Venezuelan government announces that "the body of Hugo Chávez will be embalmed for posterity and exposed at a museum, as Lenin and Mao were"
— Felix Maradiaga (@maradiaga) March 7, 2013
Venezuelan Govt. says Hugo Chavez's embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that "his people will always have him."
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) March 7, 2013
Progressives to pray to it 5 times a day MT @AP Acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says Hugo Chavez's body to be permanently displayed.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 7, 2013
Before you right-wing nutjobs start in, let us remind you that America’s greatest president, Jimmy Carter, personally observed several of Venezuela’s elections and can confirm that Chavez was not a dictator. He is so beloved, the state has practically no choice but to keep his body on display forever.
— Populo Iratus (@cmahar3) March 7, 2013
What? Democratically elected leaders always have their corpses displayed permanently for the public to view. Right? #HugoChavez
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 7, 2013
In a classic dic(tator) move…Hugo Chavez's body will lie in glass casket in a museum forever.
— Christopher Cox (@ChrisWCox17) March 7, 2013
— Chris Moody (@moody) March 7, 2013
So creepily Lenin-esque. @AP: BREAKING: Acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says Hugo Chavez’s body to be permanently displayed.
— John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) March 7, 2013
Embalmed and on permanent display: Ho Chi Minh, Lenin, Mao, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Il-Sung…who am I missing?
— Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) March 7, 2013
The odds of me wiping a booger on Hugo’s corpse just got a lot better. A lot.
— James M. McGill (@MetricButtload) March 7, 2013
"Hugo Chavez's body to be permanently displayed in a glass casket" uhhhhhh, that's slightly creepy.
— Elyse (@cableknitdragon) March 7, 2013
That’s not creepy; you Americans just don’t understand how much the poor of Venezuela (and the rich liberals of America) loved the man. A lot.
"Señor Penn, please stop dry humping the Hugo Mummy!" – startled guide at the Chavez mausoleum
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) March 7, 2013