On April Fool's Day House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE lightened up a House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing today with "testimony" from Colombian President Hugo Chavez.

In the prank testimony, Chavez thanked House Democrats for their "ongoing assistance" to his "socialist regime"and said "it is comforting to know that I have such strong allies in the House Democratic Majority." Read the full testimony BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE presented to the committee after the jump


Chairman Markey, though I was unable to attend today