Monday, October 13, 2008
For the second time in a week, Gancho tackles Hummers: the famous SUV is again in the news, thanks to 59 of them being given by SNTE (the famously corrupt national teachers union) leadership to local branches. Many people have been understandably puzzled by why the SNTE has enough cash on hand to make such a purchase, and what a local union outfit is up to that requires a Hummer. One of the more creative and unsatisfying explanations came from the Querétaro SNTE: it's no big deal, because Hummers aren't luxury cars. For the record, the Hummers in question cost about $40,000 a pop (although the official who made the claim said that theirs cost only $35,000), which is roughly four times the average annual Mexican salary.