Maduro Minus Moustache

Confident in his house-building abilities, Maduro gets ready to go all reverse Movember on Venezuela.

Just in case you missed it live on Tuesday night’s radio show, the Washington Post’s Nick Mirnoff wrote a particularly colorful recap of the Venezuelan President’s latest important public policy announcement: He will shave off his moustache if 1 million homes are not built by December 31st.

“Now this is no ordinary moustache,” Mirnoff writes, “the lustrous, jet-black, Selleck-esque strip crowded onto the president’s upper lip is easily the most recognizable feature of a man who has struggled mightily in the shadow of the late leader Hugo Chavez.”

Having learned a lesson from his predecessor, at least Maduro is playing it safe: whiskers or no whiskers, he will (unfortunately) still be Maduro. Had Chávez followed through with his hyperbolic unfulfilled presidential promise, he would’ve had to have changed his name. 

 

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