Friday, March 30, 2012

Setting the Bar Low

Here's the headline to a story about Felipe Calderón's latest remarks:
He tratado de ser un Presidente que no roba: Felipe Calderón
The entire quote was, "he luchado por cambiar eso con hechos, he tratado de ser un Presidente que no roba y que hace obra."; adding context makes it only slightly less jarring. Assuming he was speaking off the cuff, it's better to give him credit for the sentiment --Thank you for not robbing!-- rather than knock him too much for the odd wording. But my, that wording is odd. Mobutu could say the same thing: [Said] I tried, [unsaid] but not particularly hard, and I failed.

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