Friday, May 22, 2009

Memo from the Sports Desk

We're glad that the Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from participating in (let alone voting in) Mexican politics, because it saves us having to pick a favorite among the parties vying for state and local office here - one of which is, basically, the Illuminati, and the other, a moribund institution that will probably welcome Rod Blagojevic if he ever decides to flee American justice. (There's one other party, with which our editorial board is probably more aligned ideologically, but if it's running any candidates, they have yet to inform the electorate.)

This is all a long way of saying that our linking to gubernatorial candidate Pepe Calzada's blog is not an endorsement - we just like it because it seems actually to be written by the candidate himself, and is updated much more frequently than this site (which makes us wonder how much time he'd actually devote to governing, not that we're very hard workers ourselves, of course). Also, we were unaware that the guy spent three years as a novice bullfighter, which we think would be without precedent in a US election. And of course, the mere mention of the corrida gets him flooded with animal-rights commentors, which goes a long way in generating empathy from the Burro Hall sports desk (which, unlike the editorial board, will be endorsing a slate of candidates in early summer).


Lazlo Lozla said...

The last election for state Governor was tight enough (something like 42 vs 45%), so I wouldn't call the PRI a moribund party, unfortunately. Somebody like Blago would have here a long and prosper career invoking the "complot" defense.
And there's 6 gubernatorial candidates so far, for PAN, PRI-Nueva Alianza, PRD, PT, Verde and Convergencia. If you're lucky, you'll see their airbrushed faces in billboards everywhere.

Burro Hall said...

That's nothing - there were over 150 running for governor of California a few years ago.

Lazlo Lozla said...

But did they get the money for their campaigns from your taxes?
And I believe Gary Coleman would have been a great governor!