Five days ago U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) was quoted by the Congressional Record as saying the following:
"George Smathers, as a young Congressman, met Fidel Castro in 1948. Fidel Castro told him that he was going to take over Cuba . That was 11 years before Castro ousted the hated dictator Batista. Smathers was always leery of Fidel Castro, and he often warned people, before Castro took over and, in fact, after Castro was in. When so many in the world thought he got rid of the hated dictator Batista, Smathers said: Watch out, he is going to consolidate power and he is going to become a problem. He was prophetic. That is exactly what happened."
Here we have Senator Nelson talking about "the hated dictator Batista." What he did not say in his remarks is that he is a very good friend of those in Miami that are buddies and collaborators of "the hated dictator Batista." What he did not say either is that in 2006 he received $10,000 from ultra right wing Political Action Committees that are controlled by buddies and collaborators of "the hated Dictator Batista."
When it comes to having to choose between principle and money Senator Nelson always says: "Show me the money!"