Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Health Minister's Ambition
José Ángel Córdova, who won mostly plaudits by spearheading Mexico's response to the swine flu, has said that he's interested in being Guanajuato's governor. One would think that, given his relative celebrity and the PAN's strong record in the state, he would be a formidable candidate. (Of course, with the next gubernatorial election not due until 2012, we are putting the cart miles before the horse, but never mind that.) Guanajuato's is known as Mexico's foremost crazy-right stronghold, home to the Yunque wing of the PAN. As far as I know (which honestly isn't too far), Córdova is more of a technocrat than an ideologue, and isn't much associated with that group.