Following the Caracas Crackpot, formerly known as Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, undiplomatic speech at the United Nations during which El Loco referred to President Bush as the Devil, the wacky leftist leader made a bizarre public appearance at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Harlem.
Chavez, who Imus referred to as the fourth Dixie Chick, was introduced at the podium by actor Danny Glover. At the church Chavez again disrespected President Bush and insulted all Americans, calling the leader of the free world “devil,” “alcoholic,” and “sick man.”
Chavez's impolitic and rude exercise of free speech, a right not enjoyed by the citizens of Venezuela, has resulted in calls to boycott Citgo, the U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil company.
Living, and voting, in Connecticut I have a more parochial response. I want Greenwich millionaire and Democratic anti-war senatorial candidate Ned Lamont to disassociate himself from the Chavez-hugging Danny Glover. The Lamont website continues to post a news article about Glover campaigning for Lamont. Just as Chavez is free to make a very impolite speech, Danny Glover is free to embrace the Caracas crackpot. Lamont is likewise free to cling to Glover's support, but if he wants to be a U.S. Senator he needs to disassociate himself from the actor who introduces and calls friend the leftist leader who makes such outlandish comments against our president.