No one has seen ailing Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro in public since 2006, when he handed over power to his brother Raul. But from his sickbed, he's penning weird musings about Rahm Emanuel's surname.
In Granma, the official newspaper of Cuba's Communist Party, Castro writes:
WHAT a strange surname! It appears Spanish, easy to pronounce, but it's not. Never in my life have I heard or read about any student or compatriot with that name, among tens of thousands.
Where does it come from? I wondered. Over and over, the name came to mind of the brilliant German thinker, Immanuel Kant, who together with Aristotle and Plato, formed a trio of philosophers that have most influenced human thinking. Doubtless he was not very far, as I discovered later, from the philosophy of the man closest to the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.
It's deep and yet deeply loopy. Read it all!
They found this all amusing at TNR's The Plank, too.
We already knew Emanuel had the power to send Republicans over the bend. Who could have guessed Communists hated him, too? This is going to ruin shouty conservative pundit Glenn Beck's Obama-is-a-Communist campaign:
(Photo of Castro in 1959, the year Emanuel was born, via San Diego University)