Friday, October 12, 2007

Madrazo Update (or Cover-up, yer doin' it Wrong)

KPC had earlier reported how Roberto Madrazo, in typical PRI dinosaur style, had scammed and cheated to "win" his 55 and over age group in the Berlin Marathon.

Now Madrazo says, he did not pretend to win but simply had quit the race due to injury and just went back to get his stuff. Hmmmmm.

Well, here are some pictures of him crossing the finish line:

His victory was widely reported in the Mexican Press and his denial of trying to claim the win was not forthcoming until after he was DQ'd from the race, which happened days after the event.

In other words, well, really there are no other words. He ran across the line celebrating and accepted the accolades for winning his age bracket. He seemingly had no problems with how the events unfolded until after he was DQ'd.

This is why I am such a huge fan of Ernesto Zedillo, the last PRI president. The PRI turned to him in desperation after their chosen candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assasinated, and apparently his lack of insider status helped enable him to inaugurate an independent electoral commission and oversee / allow a free / clean 2000 presidential election that was won by Vicente Fox thus ending the 70+ year hegemony of the PRI.

Now for Madrazo or any other PRI-ista to win the the presidency, they actually have to win a truly contested election (Madrazo finished a distant third in the 2006 election).