Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Senator Joe Biden (http://biden.senate.gov/) is pushing hard for a shot at the White House in '08. Personally, I think he'll get his shot, but lose out to "maverick" McCain backed by the Bush campaign machine. That said, his recent comments on Mexico make me wonder how cognitive he is of the nation he aspires to lead...

["Mexico is a country that is an erstwhile democracy where they have the greatest disparity of wealth," Biden said. "It is one of the wealthiest countries in the hemisphere and because of a corrupt system that exists in Mexico, there is the 1 percent of the population at the top, a very small middle class and the rest is abject poverty."] (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1131AP_Biden_2008.html)

Okay Joe, first, our distribution of wealth isn't much better than that of Mexico, which is pretty sad considering we're not just one of the wealthiest nations in the hemisphere; we're the wealthiest in the world. Second, one could argue that NAFTA, the agreement that allows the wealthy to freely trade with each other, widened the divide in Mexico. You may be right Joe, but I wouldn't be so eager to call that kettle black.

CateGoogles: political_silliness
Mood = skeptical

Biden's pushing but I'm not biting


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