Saturday, Oct 25, 2008
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, renowned for colorful insults of world leaders, called U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin a confused “beauty queen” on Friday after she said he was a dictator.
Chavez, a leftist who often mocks U.S. President George W. Bush, invoked the advice of Jesus Christ on how to handle the slights by Palin, the Republican governor of Alaska and a former beauty pageant winner.
“I saw the vice presidential candidate, there she was talking about ‘the dictator Hugo Chavez.’ The poor thing, you just feel sorry for her,” he said during a televised broadcast.
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“She’s a beauty queen that they’ve pulled out to be a figurehead. We need to say as Christ did: Forgive her, she knows not what she’s saying.”
Republican presidential candidate John McCain picked Palin, who calls herself a moose-hunting “hockey mom,” as his running mate for the November 4 election in a surprise move meant to fire up the party’s conservative Christian base.
This article was posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 4:29 am