Friday, December 01, 2006

Mexico's Midnight Madness

by John W. Lillpop

Those who regard Mexico as a third-world joke will find a measure of vindication in the latest political news from the world’s leading exporter of illegal aliens.

When President-elect Felipe Calderon was forced to take charge of the Mexican presidential residence at just after midnight on December 1, the principles of democracy, rule of law, and “ballots not bullets” all took a serious hit.

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Calderon said: "I have received the presidential offices from President Vicente Fox, the start of the process of taking possession of the presidency. Later, I will appear before Congress to take the constitutional oath."

In a bizarre confirmation of Mexico’s status as a third-world nightmare, lawmakers from Calderon’s party and those from the party of Lopez Obrador, whom Calderon defeated in the July 2 election, scuffled to take control of the congressional stage where Calderon is to be inaugurated.

The opposing groups each seized a section of the stage, refusing to leave in a three-day standoff. Thus, the “Mother of all Mexican standoffs” set the stage for Calderon’s Midnight Madness.

Calderon offered a bit of hope for law-abiding people all across the globe when he said: "We have to confront crime with vigorous action."

Well said, Felipe! When can we expect to see some “vigorous action” by your government to keep Mexican citizens from their criminal invasion of the United States of America?

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!