In Praise of Hugo Chavez
McCarthy, Colman, National Catholic Reporter
Bless Hugo Chavez. In a mid-September speech at the United Nations, the president of Venezuela called George W. Bush a devil--and a malodorous one at that, who left a smell of sulfur on the speaker's podium where the previous day he declared his love of peace.
For speaking undiplomatically among the diplomats, President Chavez was pummeled. "He's an everyday thug," said Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat's leading lady in the House. John Boehner, the Republican House majority leader, labeled Mr. Chavez "a power hungry autocrat." CBS News assessed him as "a blowhard." Brit Hume, Fox's slanter, spread fear as recklessly as the Bush administration he so admires by speculating that Mr. …
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Publication information: Article title: In Praise of Hugo Chavez. Contributors: McCarthy, Colman - Author. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 42. Issue: 44 Publication date: October 13, 2006. Page number: 18. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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