The Democrats, disingenous? Again? Democratic Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Congressman Charles Rangel have lambasted Hugo Chavez for his speech yesterday at the United Nations.
Why, one might ask do I believe them to be disingenous on this? Pelosi and Rangel waited until today denounce Chavez. If they were truly outraged, as I clearly was, they would have denounced this yesterday.
Pelosi and Rangel are right, Chavez is a "thug" and Chavez's speech should not be tolerated, but for them to rise to the defense of the President a day late reeks of opportunism and CYA.