Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Once Again, We Are Passed Over for Person of the Year

It's the end of the year, and if you're like us, you've been positively pissing yourselves wondering, "Who will be the Plaza de Armas person of the year for 2011?" We had to suspend our office pool after we realized every single person had picked "Sandra Calzada for the repeat." Hey, if you'd seen how many times she'd appeared on the front page of the paper, you'd think this was a reasonable assumption. Other contenders were her husband, her two kids, her sister-in-law (the head of public security) and her father-in-law, the former governor. In fact, if you took the Calzadas out of the running, we actually stood a a pretty decent chance of taking the thing.

But anyway, 2011 is almost in the rear view mirror, it's all over but the shouting, and the most important, most influential, most inspiring queretano of 2011 is... some guy we've never heard of!



Okay, so that's not true. Having gotten over our initial "WTF?" reaction, we now recognize the man (he's the smallish one between the two members of the family that owns PdeA - seriously, muchachos, this is getting out of hand; we've been reading the New York Times for 25 years, and we wouldn't recognize a single member of the Sulzberger family if they turned up in out kitchen making latkes tonight) as the newly-elected rector of the Autonomous University of Querétaro. The election, as we recall from Plaza de Armas's coverage, was somewhat contentious, and there was a Bush-Gore-like standoff for a while, and then Herrera won, and then that was that. This happened like a month ago. So the most important, most inspiring, most influential queretano of the year is the head of one of the city's many colleges, who's been on the job for a few weeks. Seriously, you can see why we're not kidding when we say we're pissed off that we weren't chosen.

2 comments:

Dave said...

They thought that someone showering with their dog was just too controversial to nominate.

Burro Hall said...

Right. Because a college rector would certainly never have showered with an animal or a small child.