Monday, August 29, 2011

Unorthodox political recruitment

The Zacatecas branch of Mexican Workers Party (Partido del Trabajo PT) is organizing a beauty contest in order to recruit youth to the Morena movement of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). Yes, a beauty contest.

In order to become a Miss Morena Zacatecas, here are the requisites: "beauty of face and body," single, between 18 and 25 years old and a minimum height of 1.65 meters.

PT's party leader David Monreal (brother of Senator Ricardo Monreal), who is, as it were, under investigation from the state congress for not accounting for 6.5 million pesos in spending as mayor of Fresnillo, said,

"We hope that many zacatecanas participate. The main purpose is to change our country. We want to stop the social, economic and political deterioration."

I'd say the PT is engaging in a bit of social deterioration itself. Could the party, if it tried, appear any more sexist and shallow?

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