Andrés Manuel López Obrador accused the political class that holds power in Mexico of "being rotten, of being a bunch of idiots" to say it with more clarity.Carlos Loret offered a coincidental but timely rejoinder in his column yesterday, which was titled, "The ten privileges of being Andrés Manuel". My favorite is the third:
Power, he said, "has made them idiots, because power makes the intelligent dumb and makes the dumb crazy."
Being able to say that the mafia in Mexico is dominated by the former president Carlos Salinas and his allies... while he is completely surrounded by people that were with Salinas!: Manuel Camacho was his foreign minister, Arturo Núñez his director of the IFE, Dante Delgado his governor of Veracruz, Alberto Anaya the one who gave him a party with family money, José Guadarrama his favorite electoral operator, et cetera.