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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pandora Box One - When Politicians Go Bad

Indeed it is. For those of you who are following the news in our neck of the woods you might have come across the Anti-Prayer.

Our Financer who art on Earth, Hallowed be thy Business, Thy Money come. Thy Will be done in Public as it is in Private. Give us this day our daily bribe. And forgive us our embezzlements as we forgive those who have misappropriated before us. And lead us not into temptation of honesty, but deliver us from being caught read handed or from the truth. So mote it not be.

The Anti-Prayer has to do with the latest scandal in the capital of the country, Brasilia, where the very Governor is knee-deep in monkey-business. That is, he and a group of his followers have been videotaped receiving bribes in the form of wads of cash and stuffing them in their socks, underwear and the like…All shown on national television.

All of the above, understandably, did not go down well with the population who are now asking for the Governor of the Distrito Federal to be impeached. Calls for his impeachment are coming from at least six sources: unions, opposition parties amongst others.

What is interesting, though, is that we will never learn. Hardly a day goes by without our being jolted by a scandal: political, sexual, or of any other kind. Brazilians, as a fellow blogger - http://rasheedsworld.blogspot.com - says, “have very short memories” and we will end up forgetting that the culprits have committed crimes and we will send them back to power when the dust settles down. Unbelievable.

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