Are they actually defending the President?
“You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president.”
“Hugo Chavez fancies himself a modern day Simon Bolivar but all he is an everyday thug. Hugo Chavez abused the privilege that he had, speaking at the United Nations. He demeaned himself and he demeaned Venezuela.”
Update: Yep, Democrat Senator Harkin confirms it’s just about the thunder.
“Let me put it this way, I can understand the frustration, ah, and the anger of certain people around the world because of George Bush’s policies.”
Update 2: And Democrat William D. Delahunt backs him up by asserting that Bush is to blame.
But Delahunt asserted that the Bush administration’s foreign policy deserves some blame for fostering a climate where a world leader could offer such strident denunciations of the American president in front of the General Assembly.
Update 3: Right on cue, the DUmmies weigh in.