AJC: Democrats defend Bush, knock Chavez
Democrats defend Bush, knock Chavez | ajc.com: "Congressional Democrats who usually hurl verbal fire and brimstone at President Bush came to his defense Thursday after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez again branded Bush 'the devil.'
Chavez, said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, is an 'everyday thug.'
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), another frequent Bush critic, said bad-mouthing the president is a privilege reserved for Americans, 'whether they voted for him or not.'
'Don't 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,' Rangel said in Washington."