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Washington Post's Eugene Robinson Effusive Over 'Quick-Witted' Hugo Chavez

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<p>The <em>Washington Post</em>’s Eugene Robinson’s effusive praise for Hugo Chavez minutes after his death was announced. March 4 <em>Hardball </em>on MSNBC:<br /><br />“He’s very quick-witted. It was a visit he made to Washington shortly after he became president, and I remember he came to the Washington Post and there were several of us waiting to greet him. He – I didn’t know if he spoke English at the time, so I introduced myself to him in Spanish, when he got to me in the line, and he shook my hand and looked up at me and kind of grinned and said, ‘hello, my name is Hugh.’ And it just kind of cracked everybody up. He was very loose and very quick in that way.”</p><p><em>&gt;&gt; This video is featured in the </em>Washington Examiner<em>'s "Washington Secrets" post by Paul Bedard as his <a href="http://www.mrctv.org/videos/washington-posts-eugene-robinson-effusive-o…; target="_blank">Marxh 11 "Mainstream Scream</a>." &lt;&lt;</em></p>

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