Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ice Ice Baby - but not in Los Pinos

Guadalajara -
While the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge races around the globe, with politicians, entertainers and prominent business leaders daring one another to douse themselves with cold water and make at least a $10 dollar contribution towards Lou Gehrig's disease research, Mexicans want to get involved, too.

Well, most in Mexico do, that is. Yesterday the president of the Republic turned down his challenge from Los Pinos, the nation's White House, but promised to make an unspecified donation. Perhaps his always perfect hairdo was the key concern.

Meanwhile, Chiapas Governor Manuel Velasco proudly posted his acceptance of the challenge, as did stalwart PRI loyalist and former Yucatán Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco. Along the Riviera Maya in Quintana Roo state, never-for-the-loss-of-words Governor Roberto Borge - usually more preoccupied with cartel operatives who double as taxi drivers in Cancún and Playa del Carmen - cooled himself off with his own big bucket, while contributing $2,000 USD to ALS research.

And the Man Who Would be President in 2018, Jalisco's PRI Governor Aristóteles Sandoval, will surely accept his own challenge soon. Tapatios will be delighted.

Who's next?

July 13, 2013 - No slouch on the track, that Peña Nieto

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