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Theatre of the absurd

5 July 2012

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.

“They mounted a clumsy farce, a theatrical representation in which they dressed people in PRI T-shirts,” Sanchez said.

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.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 July 2012 12:01 am

    They should have blamed it on Obama or Bush/Cheney. I wonder if Karl Rove gave them a book that is a template of excuses.

  2. StephenBrassawe permalink
    6 July 2012 12:25 am

    Spectator sport does not get any better than this. The whole show is wonderful. Thank you for your coverage.

  3. Allen Graham permalink
    6 July 2012 7:53 am

    Gets better! Spoke with an amiga in GDL last night. She heard the the PRI gave out gift cards worth $1,000 (pesos).

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