Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More News from Last Week

I've got a few stories hanging over from the last week that I wanted to mention. Here's the first:
The PAN deputy María Elena Pérez de Tajada mentioned in the halls of San Lázaro the death of the wife of Governor Enrique Peña Nieto, Mónica Pretelini, and even said that some media outlets have blamed the governor for said death.

"I'm not saying, they say it in many media outlets, he is accused of killing his wife and they should file a complaint and investigate," she said to discomfort and rejection from the PRI caucus.
Truly ugly stuff. I really hope that such ugly implication as this doesn't become a part of a broader whisper campaign (or, in this case, a public declaration campaign) in 2012. If Peña Nieto's opponents don't aggressively nip this kind of thing in the bud (say, by banishing Pérez de Tajada from the party or by denouncing her comments), it could take on a life of its own.

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