Senate leader Manlio Fabio Beltrones and Interior Secretary Fernando Gómez Mont, whose cooperation is vital to the passage of fiscal and political reform over the next few months, have found themselves on opposite ends of a media shouting match in recent days, with the dispute centering on a hike in the price of gasoline. Beltrones accused Calderón of not working with Congress on the issue, Gómez Mont fired back that Beltrones was childish, and the smell of blood was in the air. (Although that last part has more to do with my house being around the corner from a butcher's shop.)
But as has been the case over the course of Calderón's term in the presidency and Beltrones's in the Senate, the bad blood is subsiding quickly, with Beltrones calling the president a trustworthy negotiator on television yesterday. If only Pacquiao and Mayweather could learn from their capacity to kiss and make up.