Saturday, April 26, 2014
antonio has left the building
Publishing two posts in one day is usually not good form.
I think I just made that up. Or I may have read it in Emily Post's Guide to Etiquette and Writing an Interesting Blog.
Either way, I usually don't do it. But I could not pass up sharing this tidbit with you. I must have forgotten to include it in this morning's post.
The wax museum in Mexico City contains a hall of presidents. Because this is Mexico, you will not find Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton or Franklin Roosevelt -- or whoever your favorite American presidents are.
In Mexico, you will find the wax effigies of a lot of presidents most people (including Mexicans) do not remember. But I could not resist snapping a shot of the very model of the comeback kid. Antonio López de Santa Anna. The Mexican leader who lost about half of Mexico's claimed territory.
Either a museum curator has a very good sense of humor or a terrible sense of placement. Either way, I am convinced that the cause of that look of pained embarrassment on old Santa Anna's face is the sign over his right shoulder. A sign that just about sums up the rascal's several turns at sitting in the president's chair.