Thursday, June 16, 2011

On Peña Nieto's Luck

Leo Zuckermann points us to a new profile of Enrique Peña Nieto that reveals that he had two children out of wedlock. (It's very odd that all the other biographies about him missed that detail.) That doesn't seem to have caused a scandal, for which I am grateful and, given both the desperation to knock him off his pedestal and the periodic descent into nonsense in Mexican politics, somewhat surprised. Anyway, after comparing him to Luis Miguel, Zuckermann writes:
In the story we also learn that Peña had two children outside of marriage, one which of died of cancer...But, outside of these two episodes [the death of his first wife being the other], everything else has been milk and honey in Peña Nieto's life. A guy who has been charmed in his personal and professional life.
Very lucky--just that unfortunate part about the death of his child and his wife. But just that.

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