Public Office

Government + International + Public
April 3, 2013
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At an intimate dinner with Felipe Calderón he ran through his presidency from his perspective: H1N1, the global economic crisis, expansion of federal law enforcement against organized crime, the Cancún climate change conference, the multiplication of national healthcare, the Pacific Alliance, and the G20 (after which he alerted Spain to a need Chancellor Merkel communicated to him, that Germany be formally and publicly asked for help before any help could be given). He told a warm story about working for his father and the National Action Party as a child. He described the growth of a domestic market for drugs as Mexico’s economy grew, which made the trade less of a unified logistical exporting effort and more of a splintered territorial retail nightmare.

The most difficult thing for an honest person to do is hold public office.

Serving the public, in politics, imposes a moral duty.

From his chronicle leapt out those two simple and sincere reflections.

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