"It was quite a moment to behold," Lee said, recalling her moments with Castro.What next, breaking out in song? "Springtime, for Castro, and Communism" might be catchy. Here's Califormerly Rep Laura Richardson in full gush:
“It was almost like listening to an old friend,” said Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Il.), adding that he found Castro’s home to be modest and Castro’s wife to be particularly hospitable.
Richardson said Castro knew her name and district. "He looked right into my eyes and he said, 'How can we help? How can we help President Obama?'"Help? How about announcing free elections in return for lifting the travel ban and an apology to all the people who've died in the Atlantic trying to escape his brutal dictatorship? Think this can possibly be made up? The CBC delegation later denied one important account from the meeting, according to Castro himself:
In a statement following the meeting today, Castro said that the delegation had expressed to him that a segment of American society “continues to be racist,” and is at least partly to blame for the travel restrictions.Fidel lie? Surely not! After all, his wife is so nice and his home is modest, not like those evil AIG executives. A simple mistranslation, probably.