A foreigner has come into America and called George W. Bush the devil, an incompetent boob, a sick man, and, for all we know, a bad cook. A foreigner! That’s sacred domestic ground, pal, and we ain’t standin’ for it!

Chavez did get one thing right though. I’ll get to that in a minute.

Yesterday, Venezuelan President Hugh Chavez spoke to the United Nations, the Wile E. Coyote of international organizations. Chavez called George W. Bush “the devil” among other choice words. Later Chavez went to a Harlem Democrat campaign rally – I mean, a church — and said that Bush is a puffed up John Wayne wannabe and “a sick man.” The crowd at the latter, led by Harry Belafonte (who has called blacks serving in the Bush administration “uncle Toms” yet gained fame himself by singin’ and dancin’ for da man) roared their approval.

Some Democrats were angered by Chavez’s insults of Bush. Democrats you wouldn’t have thought would come to Bush’s defense did so, and quickly. Nancy Pelosi and Charles Rangel were soon out warning Chavez not to bash Bush. Pelosi even called Chavez a “thug.”

Why? I’ll leave that question open to the floor. I don’t necessarily have an answer, other than Chavez is infringing on congressional Democrat copyright. After all, isn’t this the same Charlie Rangel who says that Bush concocted the war and it’s the “biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country“? Accusing somebody of getting soldiers killed for a bogus and phony reason is a pretty harsh accusation isn’t it? Seems like Rangel should have been bear-hugging Chavez instead of calling him out for bashing Bush.

Pelosi pretty much agrees with Rangel, as she’s said the war was put forth on a “basis of unproven assertions, without evidence. He (Bush) used a doctrine, a dangerous doctrine, of preemptive strike, which is unprecedented in our history.”

Harsh and pointed allegations. Why get mad at some foreign leader who calls the guy who did all those all things a sick man and the devil? Maybe the answer is as simple as being that cats don’t like cats from other neighborhoods messing with their ball of yarn. Or maybe American public opinion and perception of Chavez has something to do with it. After all, nobody gets to Congress and stays there by being ignorant of polling data that isn’t currently in their favor.

At least Tom Harkin didn’t sell out like Pelosi and Rangel.

What Chavez got right

That’s right, Hurricane Hugo blew threw Manhattan and did manage to get one observation right on the money. Chavez called the United Nations “collapsed and useless.” He’s also seeking a Security Council seat in said “useless” organization.

Then, Hugo said he’d be happy if the “useless” U.N. would move their headquarters to his country instead of in New York City. If those two statements aren’t in the true dizzying bureaucratic spirit of the United Nations, then nothing is.

By the way, if Pelosi and Rangel really wanted to get Hugo Chavez to shut up and leave, all they had to do was point and say, “Hey, isn’t that Pat Robertson?”

“I’ll be autographing copies in the lobby after the show for only $19.95.”

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