Rice incurred the mighty wrath of Chavez after calling him a , "challenge to democracy" in South America.
"She messed with me again," he said in his weekly "Hello President" television show, deliberately mangling her name as "Condolences." "Don't mess with me, girl."
US-Venezuelan relations have gone downhill since Chavez was elected seven years ago. He frequently accuses Washington of plotting against him, and has charged it backed an aborted coup in 2002.
Relations hit a new low earlier this month when Caracas expelled a US naval attache on espionage charges, prompting Washington to retaliate by kicking a Venezuelan diplomat out of the United States.
And, with the constant stream of has-been and nut-jobs going down to Venezuela to stroke his ego, why shouldn't Chavez be a little bumptious?
All the more reason to prosecute Belafonte, Sheehan and their sort. They are CLEARLY doing more harm than good.