Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pelosi slams Chavez :: My Way News

My Way News: "Leading Bush critic at home calls Chavez a 'thug'
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Sep 21, 12:43 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President George W. Bush's fiercest political opponents at home took his side on Thursday, calling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a 'thug' for his remark that Bush is like the devil.

'Hugo Chavez fancies himself a modern day Simon Bolivar but all he is an everyday thug,' House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said at a news conference, referring to Chavez' comments in a U.N. General Assembly speech on Wednesday.

'Hugo Chavez abused the privilege that he had, speaking at the United Nations,' said Pelosi, a frequent Bush critic. 'He demeaned himself and he demeaned Venezuela.'"

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