Tuesday, May 24, 2011

US Diplomats on Peña Nieto. Ouch.

Via Aguachile, the US government offers some pointed and basically correct opinions of Enrique Peña Nieto:
For critics of Mexico State's governor and likely 2012 PRI presidential candidate, the most recent Wikileaks revelations from La Jornada on the subject of Enrique Peña Nieto are pure gold. This is what the U.S. embassy thinks of him [from Spanish, not from the orginal]:
"Godson of ex president Carlos Salinas"
"Cut from the same cloth as the old PRI"
"Made in the same mold of the stale Mexico State PRI, he is not exactly recognized for his transparency when it comes to friends and allies"
And also,
"pays pollster companies to make them give results favorable to him"
One cable, in an absolutely marvelous reference, calls Mexico State a "Potemkin Village."
It's not a huge surprise nor is it an original observation, but the US diplomats have come across as a pretty sharp bunch in most of what I've read from WikiLeaks.

1 comment:

Seymour T said...

To bad it's true. And both side PRI and PAN want to win 2012 it's is going to get real bad.