*The feeling that somewhere, somehow you've been kicked in the head like this before.
Mexico has a new Big Cheese. Sort of.
Seems like Mexico wound up with an election that was a skosh too close to call.
As these things do, it went to the Supreme Court -- Mexican in this case -- and they named Felipe Calderone as new Chief Bottlewasher by about 0.56% of the vote.
Calderone's opponent, one Lopez Obrador, promptly threw a temper-tantrum which has left two-year-old children throughout the world in absolute awe.
Young Master Obrador states that he "does not recognize the new government", and vows to physically block President-elect Calderone from taking office. Obrador has further promised to form a "parallel government and rule from the streets". Until his mom calls him in to supper, of course.
His supporters are calling for armed revolution, and have -- among other actions -- invaded, occupied and secured toll-booths for use by friendly forces; bum-rushed the stage where the current El Jefe was to deliver the State of the Union (heading happily down the khazi, why do you ask?) Address, forcing him to deliver it via TeeVee; prevented election officials from recounting ballots; blockaded Mexico city's financial district to the tune of about 23 million USD a day; not to mention innumerable clashes with Mex police --always loads of fun in a barroom brawl kind of way.
Things look to be really, really interesting for Mexico's new Numero Uno Jefe-in-Charge.
I'll give you three guesses as to which side of the political spectrum Young Master Obrador embraces, and the first two guesses don't count.
For those of you who guessed "LEFT", give yourselves a pat on the back.
No word yet on whether or not their norteAmericano cousins are taking notes for our up-coming election season, or simply weeping in jealousy.