Some readers may remember me writing a piece regarding the election in Mexico earlier this year.
Well, the new Presidente was sworn in last night, and it appears that Mexican politics are as robust as ever.
Allegedly, somewhere in the Mexican Constitution there is a passage which apparently states that if you can't make it to the swear-in platform, you can't be President.
This led to Mexican lawmakers packing in sleeping bags and camping out around the podium -- some to assist him up the stairs, others to assist him into unconsciousness.
Debate between the two parties was ... spirited. And when I say "spirited" -- they were fast-pitching chairs at each other.
I'm guessing that the Mexican version of Roberts Rules of Order has a "No Edged Weapons" clause, a standing eight count replaces the filibuster, and when eloquence fails, a good right hook is an acceptable rebuttal.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had been invited to observe the swearing-in/swearing-at ceremony, was heard to declare, "It's good action."
Man has a point.
I'll say this: if an election has to be contested, the sight of poli-critters attempting to bludgeon each other into unconsciousness is a lot more fun to watch than the sight of lawyers scurrying back-and-forth.
Maybe C-Span ought to take notes.
*The feeling that somewhere, somehow, you've been kicked in the head like this before.