Friday, October 07, 2011

Trust

The local paper continues to fearlessly speak truth to power with today's front-page scoop, "Governor Calzada #1 in Trustworthiness," Accompanied by a smiling photo of His Trustiness squiring around the 2010 Person of the Year Sandra Calzada.


And what does it mean to be the most Trusted Governor in Mexico?  According to the article, a nationwide survey asked (among [we hope] many other questions): If you were to go on vacation, and your governor was your neighbor, would you entrust him with the keys to your house?  And 47% of Querétaro respondents said, "Yeah, sure," which is greater than any other state in the Republic.

Forty-seven percent of people in this state believe that if they handed Gov. Calzada the keys to their house, and he knew that they knew that the only person with keys to their house was him, he probably wouldn't rob them. Which means that 53% of the constituents of the Most Trusted Governor in Mexico do think that, under those circumstances, he'd rob them anyway - or at the very least fuck something up like forgetting to feed their cat or leaving the bathtub running.

When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.

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