Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez obliquely praised President Obama Thursday in an address to the U.N., saying he has replaced the “smell of sulfur” at the world body with the “smell of hope.”
“It doesn’t smell of sulfur here anymore,” Chavez said in a clear allusion to an earlier insult he foisted on former President George W. Bush from the same podium three years earlier.
“It smells of something else. It smells of hope,” he said, referencing Obama’s presidential campaign.
Question: What does this tell you?
UPDATE: Hot Air has video.