Yoo hoo. Rove is pulling the wool over your eyes, people. Wake up.
No matter how many times the US Press throws around the label "conservative," Mexico's barely-newly-elected president Felipe Calderon's a liberal.
Let's think: are conservatives interested in improving relations with Cuba and Venezuela?
Answer: oh, ask Pat Robertson.
Let's think: are conservatives interested in alleviating poverty?
Answer: come on.
Let's think: are conservatives interested in not toeing the Bushist fascist party line?
Answer: uh, NO.
(God I hate what American media has become. And you?)
Calderon Shows Constructive Profile to Cuba, Venezuela
Mexico, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The ruling presidential candidate Felipe Calderon affirmed he will seek "constructive, beneficial" relations with Cuba and Venezuela. . . Referring to relations with the US, he will relate to that country "without lowering the head or looking down."
Shortly before the press conference, he sustained his foreign policy will be based on respect for self-determination, non-intervention, and human rights defense.
Calderon noted he not only intends to promote good diplomacy in the region, but also economic and commercial relations.
Calderón: No walls needed
Creating jobs in Mexico the key to ending illegal migration, he says
MEXICO CITY – Felipe Calderón said Friday that as Mexico's new president he will work closely with Washington to build infrastructure and jobs in some of his country's poorest regions to stop the stream of illegal migration to the U.S.
"Walls and troops won't solve the problem of migration," Mr. Calderón said. "Migration can only be stopped with opportunities of employment, and that's why I will push for a trilateral policy with the United States and Canada to generate jobs" . . . Mr. Calderón, a Harvard-educated lawyer, said Friday that he hoped to reach a migration accord with the U.S., something that has eluded President Vicente Fox for nearly six years. . . . His administration will launch a program, with the U.S. and Canada, called "For Our Land," to generate projects to improve infrastructure, Mr. Calderón told the foreign journalists. . . .
"You can do more with paving 1 kilometer of road in Zacatecas, or Michoacán, than 10 kilometers of wall in Texas, or Arizona, and that's something both sides of the border need to understand. . . "
Calderón said he would seek help for Mexican farmers who will face losses in 2008, when NAFTA will allow U.S. corn and bean imports.
He also vowed to bridge the gap between rich and poor, calling it a lifelong personal project.
So, don't believe what you read in the papers or what you hear on TV. Take this useless Rovian spin with big grain of salt.
Pillars of salt. Salt salt salt.
The salt that Gandhi used to win freedom from Britain.
Or -- think Clinton -- con salsa.