From the TP (Toad Press) - Tegucigalpa, Honduras. President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a pre-dawn military coup d'etat and flown to nearby Costa Rica. Military spokesman Ortega Chavez said he was acting under orders of the country's supreme court.
"President Zelaya had called for an illegal referendum to amend the country's constitution that would allow an incumbent president to run for additional terms despite the constitution's explicit 1 term limit of 4 years."
This is exactly what Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, had done in order to extend his indefinite rule as President of that country.
"We are an orderly and law-abiding society and will defend Honduras' constitution against any and all illegal referendums in an attempt to seize power " says Chavez Ortega.
"This move was supported by both houses of Congress and has the backing of the Honduran people."
Despite the world- wide condemnation calling for the reinstatement of President Zelaya and in some cases possible direct military intervention from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Spokesman Ortega Chavez insists, "The Smokin Toad is a champion of the people. He is loved and trusted by all elements of Honduran society. He will fulfill his obligations and duties as President and defend the country's constitution to his death!"
So far, there has been no official response from other world leaders on The Smokin Toad's elevation to the Presidency.