Thursday, July 13, 2006

Mexican Standoff

I get emails from friends sending letters, longwinded and baroque, as is typical of our Mexican writing style, about the transparency of the elections, and the legitimacy of the democratic process, blibliblublu.
It's all well and good. I think it is a good thing that people from both camps, the haves and the haves not, are finally leaving their centuries-old apathy, cynicism and stupor and are becoming politically involved. This will help the incipient Mexican democracy mature.
The people who voted against AMLO are against the recount he is demanding. I believe as well that the elections were clean, but they were really close. Calderon won with less than 1 percent of the vote, which in my book still makes him the winner. AMLO is known to be a reckless agitator.
So this is what I think: if the vote indeed was as pure and white as clean as the finest, grade A cocaine, then let him have his freaking recount (provided it is a clean recount), and let him lose cleanly, again. Hopefully, that would make him shut up once and for all, until the next election.
He dicho.

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