Santiago Creel, whose performance in advocating the PAN's agenda during the energy reform debate calls to mind John Starks' in game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals, has been removed from his leadership position in the Senate. The man behind the switch was PAN President Germán Martínez, presumably acting with President Calderón's support.
Creel was born in the on-deck circle and still somehow thinks he hit a triple. He was given all the advantages in the world in the contest for the PAN's 2006 presidential nomination, and still lost. He has a long political track record of falling short of expectations. Every new post offers evidence of him being a political lightweight. He recently polled as the panista in the best position to launch a presidential candidacy in 2012. One would hope that the survey was a more a reflection of name recognition than an estimation of political talent, because if it's Creel in 2012, panistas should be readying themselves for six years in the wilderness.