THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION REDEFINES DEMOCRACY
Oh this is just too funny. Remember that silly, voting, electorial process thing that democratic countries always get buried in? Turns out democratically elected just doesn't carry the weight it used to. As least not as far as the Bush team views any South American leader who might support Castro.
Asked whether the administration now recognizes Mr. Chavez as Venezuela's legitimate president, one administration official replied, "He was democratically elected," then added, "Legitimacy is something that is conferred not just by a majority of the voters, however." Bush Officials Met With Venezuelans Who Ousted Leader