Oh yeah? Whatcha gonna do about it, tough guy?

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez issued a warning of sorts this weekend for Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice:

Feb 19, 2006 β€” CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday warned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice not to “mess with” him days after Rice described Venezuela as a menace to regional democracy in the midst of tense diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“Don’t mess with me Condoleezza. Don’t mess with me, girl,” Chavez said during his weekly Sunday broadcast, sarcastically offering her a kiss and jokingly referring to her as “Condolence.”

The warning comes days after Rice described Venezuela as one of the “biggest problems” for the Western Hemisphere and promised to develop regional alliances as part of an “inoculation” strategy to expose what the State Department calls anti-democratic behavior in Venezuela.

Tough words from a sexist tin-pot socialist, eh? Just what do you plan on saying or doing in response if Sec. of State Rice continues condeming your leadership, Mr. Chavez?

Harry Belafonte and the recent delegation of Hollyweirdos who travelled to Caracas recently to show support for Chavez have, so far, been unavailable for comment. Considering what Belafonte thinks of Secretary of State Rice, I think it’s safe to assume that he’ll be cheering Chavez’s implied threats.

Oh – and no comment yet from Chavez’s new pal and fair weather friend of the anti-war left Cindy Sheehan, either.

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