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Smarter than you knew

21 March 2009

Photo copyright © 2001 Jean K. Rosales and Michael R. Jobe

Today is Benito Juarez’ 203rd birthday.  His statue stands in every Mexican town, but this one in Washington, D.C. shows what an astute and prescient guy he really was — or the sculptor.  Enrique Alciati’s monument, unveiled during the first Nixon administration, stands in front of the Watergate Complex.  Juarez, a good country lawyer, and nobody’s fool, is shown with an accusing finger pointed towards the White House.

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  1. Fatmex permalink
    24 March 2009 5:34 am

    I’ve been to Washington, D.C. many times and I have never seen it. What a pendejo soy. I have to go see it now. Of course, he should be on a horse, que no?

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