By now, everybody has heard about Hugo Chavez's ridiculous screed at the United Nations in which he called George Bush "the Devil", and incessantly ridiculed the United States.
Is this accepted practice at the United Nations? Will anybody step up and defend Bush and the USA against this lunatic?
Well, help has come from an unlikely source, Charlie Rangel. I've never agreed much with his politics, but he's always struck me as a reasonable guy, certainly worth listening to when he's a guest on Fox News.
Thank you, Charlie, for stepping up to the plate. I wish more of our leaders (Democrat and Republican) shared your non-partisan approach to defending our nation, and our nation's leaders. Here's what Charlie had to say:
"You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president. If there is any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for him or not. I just want to make it abundantly clear to Hugo Chavez or any other president, do not come to the United States and think because we have problems with our president that any foreigner can come to our country and not think that Americans do not feel offended when you offend our Chief of State"
You're a good man, Charlie Rangel.