Friday | August 16, 2002
Mexico no longer Bush's prop
In this article, the question is thus asked: ''Mexico has never had a president in the White House more pro-Mexico than George Bush, so why gratuitously offend him?''
The answer is simple. It is true that Bush seems to have an affinity for Mexico, his southern neighbor in Texas. However, it became clear to everyone in Mexico that there was no substance to the relationship. Fox would hang out with Bush, get his picture taken, and make joint appearances in heavily Mexican-American neighborhoods. In short, Fox became Bush's political prop in his efforts to woo the Latino community.
As one Mexican legislator said:
''It seems there is much giving, and we get nothing but smiles in return. Things are going to be taken seriously now.''I doubt the Bush Administration can take any other nation seriously. But if nothing else, at least Mexico regains its dignity. Posted August 16, 2002 09:06 AM | Comments (0)