Theatre of the absurd
As Soriana-gate continues to unfold, PRI spokesperson Eduardo Sanchez has an explanation for what happened:
… Sanchez claimed that supporters of López Obrador had taken hundreds of people to the stores, dressed them in PRI T-shirts, given them gift cards, emptied store shelves to create an appearance of panic-buying, and brought TV cameras in to create the false impression that the PRI had given out the cards.
And they used to say Lopez Obradór was nuts for pointing to plots involving something crazy like slanted media coverage by Televisa.
For the record,
Cesar Yanez, the spokesman for López Obrador’s campaign, denied the PRI accusation.
“That’s absurd. I don’t think even they believe that,” said Yanez.