Saturday, September 23, 2006

Hugo Chavez: La Cucaracha vs. El Diablo

La cucaracha, la cucaracha
Ya no puede caminar
Porque no tiene, porque le falta
Marijuana que fumar.

Ah, the Hero of the Left, Hugo Chavez, Commie dictator of Venezuela, had his 15 minutes of fame this week. He stood before the United Nations and called US President George Bush "El Diablo."

Well Spanish nicknames are lots of fun, so we have decided that "La Cucaracha" is most appropriate for Senor Chavez. Not only is it the title of a popular drinking song, it is also the name of a particularly useless and annoying insect, the cockroach. Since Chavez appears to have been drinking before his asinine rant before the UN, and because he resembles a cockroach both in appearance and his degree of utility to the human race, we have chosen "La Cucaracha" for Senor Chavez' nickname. Quite appropriate, no?

There was one embarrassing moment for La Cucaracha in his UN appearance. When he stood before the lectern, he stated that he smelled sulfur, that the whole place reeked of sulfur. La Cucaracha was sure that this meant "El Diablo" must have appeared in the same spot recently.

But then an aide stood up and said, "Oh no, Senor Cucaracha, it isn't sulfur! Remember, you had chili for lunch!"

Unable to get all the windows open fast enough, Turtle Bay was soon deserted. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

UPDATE: Read Jeff Jacoby's take on this left-wing jackass.

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