Danny Williams is nothing like Hugo Chavez, however...

Danny Williams has often been tagged “Danny Chavez,” an allusion to the alleged parallel between the Newfoundland premier’s willingness to scrap with resource companies and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s antagonistic relationship with international oil companies. In this editorial, the St. John’s Telegram takes the roundabout tack of slamming anyone who hurls the Chavez slur at Williams-and then proceeds to note how, in hard times, Chavez is reportedly reduced to “wooing Western oil companies,” and suggests Williams might want to follow suit.

The Telegram