As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Shades Of Rosie Ruiz

A former Presidential candidate in Mexico, Roberto Madrazo, ran the Berlin Marathon in a time an hour shorter than his previous best. German race officials outfit each competitor with a tracking chip that charts them every few kilometers. Madrazo didn't show up for two checkpoints and then suddenly was at the front of the pack. He was disqualified from the race today.

To repeat, this is a guy who was almost President of Mexico, caught cheating in a marathon.

Stick that in your memory banks the next time you wonder why powerful political figures so often commit dishonest actions.

They're VAIN.

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