Saturday, March 19, 2011

Calderón's Parallel Life

What can you make of this:
If I hadn't become a politician, I would probably have become a journalist, which I also enjoy, it's a profession that I respect.
The logical response is, If you respect journalism so much, why don't you do something about the murders and intimidation of the press. But then, politicians have been killed in greater numbers than journalists under Calderón (I think), and the federal government hasn't a tremendous amount to cut down on those killings, either.


malcolm said...

the pay in journalism is far worse than politics though. Mind you, you can drink all you want and no one cares if you're an alcoholic.

pc said...

Yeah certainly a tradeoff. At this point, I imagine virtually any professions seems golden compared to what Calderón's dealing with. "If I hadnt been a politician, I would happily be busing tables in Cancun..."