Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Body Politic

We are not at this moment within 100 miles of Mexico City, which means we're someplace where no one gives a shit about tonight's presidential debate.  But the interwebs are all a-flutter about the debate's edecane,  which basically means "hostess" of some sort.  As we said, we're not watching the debate, so we're not sure what the edecane actually does in this context, but a general analogy would be Vanna White; the ring girls at a boxing match; or the babes who stand next to the 2013 Pontiac Firebird at car shows.  Anyway, this is probably going to be the only debate between the three major candidates for president of the Republic of Mexico, and so far the take-home image is this:



That would be, left to right, Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI), Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN) and Juila Orayen (Miss Sept. 2008). Wouldn't the last six months of Gingrich-Santorum-Romney have benefited from something like this?

[Link is NSFW.]

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

With the name Josefina Vázquez Mota she has to be in bed with the cartels. Figuratively speaking at least.

Anonymous said...

It's gross. And moronic. Shows how little Mexico values its presidential elections. I mean, seriously? The tableau totally prejudices the female candidate's image.

Futbolista said...

Where was Vanna White when we needed her?

Anonymous said...

Tells you exactly what the owner of the TV conglomerate thinks of the average Mexican citizen. Should provide plenty of fodder for the op-ed columns. Turn up your airconditioning!

Cheryl Arredondo said...

She's a weather girl just picking up an extra shift. Good for her.

Mexfiles said...

There is a second debate scheduled for 20 June, unless Televisa and Azteca figure out some new and different way of avoiding anyone comparing EPN to the other candidates. This wasn't so much an example of how little Mexico thinks of elections as how little corporate media thinks of democracy and citizenship.

Anonymous said...

They're smart here - she sure beats some moronic "journalist" running the show. Maybe the US networks should sit up and pay attention.