From Time Magazine:
When a Mexican reporter asked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a question during a press conference at the United Nations this afternoon, Chavez beamed and told the room that he was a great fan of the Mexican Revolution hero Pancho Villa. “Especially the part,” Chavez said, “when Villa invaded the United States.” True to his boisterous style, Chavez was in the midst of his own invasion of New York City, where he brought his unabashedly radical, left-wing and anti-U.S. politics to the U.N.’s annual General Assembly. In a speech Wednesday morning to the Assembly, Chavez, as he has done several times before, called President Bush “the devil.” Referring to Bush’s own U.N. speech yesterday, Chavez said, “The devil came right here… And it still smells of sulfur today.”
There’s something refreshing about Chavez’s seemingly elementary comments. I wish more politicians would just be frank and say what’s really on their minds instead of using all the “correct lingo”. Sometimes a simple statement cuts straight to the chase.