Saturday, March 6, 2010

Campaign Promises

Via Latin American Thought, should María Fernanda Valencia go back on this promise after winning her election, somehow I expect it will provoke rather more outrage than, say, Obama's reneging on public financing in his campaign:
Such is the case with María Fernanda Valencia, Candidate for the Partido de la U, who made it to the front cover of the Colombian magazine Soho (a classier version of the U.S. Maxim) by promising to appear naked in the issue after the March 14 elections if she is elected to the House of Representatives. In the interview with Soho she seems sharp and witty as she explains that getting naked is only the first step to “undressing a political reality.”
Her explanation, of course, insults the intelligence; let's call a spade a spade and a cheap publicity stunt a cheap publicity stunt.

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