Big thanks to Democratic Representatives Pelosi and Wrangel for giving Chavez the political bird. Both are outspoken critics of Bush, which makes their taking umbrage at Chavez's assinine pinheadery that much more admirable.
Chavez is a thug, who, despite how he is romanticized by the far left, is running Venuzuela into the ground. It is really heartening to see that despite the many and broad differences of opinion, the leaders of the opposition are willing to break with the Kos types and retain a sense of perspective on this.
The presidency is an office, not any one man.
Hat Tip: A huge swath of Right Wing punditry.