A visiting United States congressional delegation found president Fidel Castro of Cuba to be amazingly energetic when compared to a corpse. Democratic Reps. Mel Watt (NC), Emanuel Cleaver (MO), Marcia Fudge (OH), Mike Honda (CA), Bobby Rush (IL), Laura Richardson and Barbara Lee(CA) were greatly surprised to see the aged dictator up and walking as if he were only sixty.
California Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee effused, "He inhales and exhales just like a normal person would, if they had been holding their breath for four minutes." Democratic Reps. Mel Watt added, "Sometimes when he talks his eyes burn with the intensity of a ten watt light bulb!"
"You could see the blood coursing through his veins!" exclaimed Emanuel Cleaver (MO). "It was really gross!" beamed an enthusiastic Mike Honda (CA),"you could see the blood clots move and everything! Wish I could do that!".
All agreed that his walking was very realistic. "You could barely see the wires at all! Let alone the three puppeteers, dressed in black, on the catwalk above."
The delegation was then treated to a special pre-recorded address by "El Presidente", in which he thanked the United States for not invading the tiny slave nation for more than forty five years. "Your utter indifference to the suffering of my people has made me very happy. I need to lie down."