Saturday, March 27, 2010

Once More from Calderón

Yesterday, Calderón again rebuked Mexicans for speaking badly of Mexico abroad. As before, the feeling that motivates the comments is understandable, but the reaction is counter-productive, hypocritical (given that for close to three years, no one was more excited to talk security than Calderón himself), and inappropriate for a president. Calderón's power over the focus of the chattering class is limited, but if he wants to shift the conversation, telling people what not to talk about is always going to backfire.

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