May 16, 2005

Vicente Fox - You rat bastard. [Dave]

Vicente Fox makes an obvious racial slur and then tries to back down.
Fox made the comment Friday during a public appearance in Puerto Vallarta, saying: "There's no doubt that Mexican men and women full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States."
Did he just say....oh my he did.
Fox's spokesman, Ruben Aguilar, said Mexican and foreign news media have misinterpreted the remark as a racial slur. He said the president was speaking in defense of Mexican migrants as they come under attack by the new U.S. immigration measures that include a wall along the U.S.-California border.
Misinterpreted? As in lost in translation? 'Cause it seems pretty cut and dry to me...
"The president was just telling the truth," said Celedonio Gonzalez, a 35-year-old carpenter who worked illegally in Dallas for six months in 2001. "Mexicans go to the United States because they have to. Blacks want to earn better wages, and the Mexican because he is illegal takes what they pay him."
The difference is the "blacks" are here legally, and you Paco, are not. They should get the better wages because that's what living in such a great country affords. It's a competative market, and if it weren't for the illegal hiring practices, then competition would win out for the best labor, not the cheapest.