Hugo Chavez accused his American counterpart George W. Bush overnight of ordering his assassination for calling the US leader the devil during his speech at the United Nations this week.I think he worries that President Bush might have some kind of powerful ju-ju he could be using to kill him. I've heard that Hugo himself has been said to use the services of witch doctors from the Venezuelan hinterlands. In the same story discussing Chavez' assassination concerns, the Australian story goes on to say:
Mr Chavez again showed a copy of Hegemony or Survival overnight, a book by US academic Noam Chomsky that he had first held up during his address to the UN assembly.Say your unholy prayers, Hugo. Your days are numbered.
He said he had to wash the book "with holy water because I put it in the same place that the devil put his papers."
Addendum: Sunday, 9/24/06
I didn't want to make a whole 'nother post concerning Hugo Chavez, but here is some more interesting fallout. Michelle Malkin has this clever logo from The People's Cube.
Citgo 'microsite'. After the silly Flash intro, click on the link at the to PDVSA.com. It takes you directly to a Venezuelan government site with a featured link to the offensive Chavez Ayer estuvo el diablo aquí speech at the UN.
Babalu Blog pointed me to this very excellent description of Hugo's UN antics from Humberto Fontova: "The organ grinder [fidel castro] gets laid up, the leash comes off and in no time the monkey [Hugo] makes a mess of things." Fontova's analysis has an historical perspective which the MSM avoids like poison.