Sorry about lack of posting's last couple of days, obviously my broadband connections have gone a bit wobbly south of the border. Big Guy and I and the staff are off to yet another rum-soaked pre-summit party. We expect Hugo Chavez to be there, being his loud, obnoxious self.
But we also assume that the op-ed Big Guy wrote, and which was published across the Latin American region, will go a long way to assuaging him. After all, Big Guy apologized for everything America has done in the past 150 years. And I mean everything. Who knew the founding of Colombia was our fault? Good thing the editorial was only printed in Spanish, so only half the American population could read it.
What's interesting is that there are a number of U.S. Senators and congresspersons down here as part of the delegation. Funny, how they showed up here in the Caribbean, but failed to show for the other "fun" summits, like the TARP summit in New York a month ago. They really have nothing to do down here, as they don't have an official role, but I'm sure the $1079 per room per night, five nights guaranteed for a two-day summit, room rate is just fine with all of their constituents back home.