Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Why World Leaders Shouldn't Use Twitter

There's lots of reasons, actually, but Calderón's embarrassing reference to the slain mayor-elect Gregorio Barradas, in which he calls him "Gerardo", is a pretty good one. Just like Vicente Fox's fumbled felicidades to Mario Vargas Llosa, in which he screwed up the list of Latin American Nobel winners. We don't need the filter between politician's brain and our ears completely removed. Neither of the above mistakes says much about either Fox's or Calderón's fitness to govern, but each makes the man seem smaller.

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