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Screenshot of Paula Peña’s retweet where she insulted those criticizing her father. Her account was deleted on Monday morning. (Twitter)
“What three books have marked your personal and political life?”
This was the question posed by a journalist at Guadalajara’s International Bookfair to Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto that caught the politician flatfooted, leading to a rambling answer that inspired hundreds of Twitter jokes, and left analysts wondering aloud about Peña Nieto’s ability to lead the country.
“I’ve read lots of novels that I’ve liked but I don’t recall their titles” Peña Nieto replied, searching in his memory for names of authors and books. “One of the books is the Bible, I didn’t read all of it, but some parts were very important, especially during my adolescent years,” said the candidate for Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who currently has a twenty point lead over his closest rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Like a bad student suddenly caught in a pop quiz, Peña Nieto then rambled on about a historical novel by renown author Carlos Fuentes, which he wrongly attributed to another writer, Enrique Krauze. He then referred to a book that “he didn’t remember” about caudillos (dictators) and “another book that talked about all the lies in that book.”
The impromptu response was met with laughter by the bookish crowd that had come to Guadalajara’s book fair to see a presentation by Peña Nieto on his plan to reform Mexico.
Soon after the news got out, Mexico’s tuiteros (tweeters) grouped their comments under the hashtag #liberiapeñaneto, which roughly translates to “Peña Nieto’s bookstore”.
SPOTTED AT LINCOLN CENTER:
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and the rest of the fabulous cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 arrived at Lincoln Center for the movie premiere last night and paused for photos and interviews in front of thousands of screaming fans before entering Avery Fisher Hall to view the film. Josie Robertson Plaza was surely transformed into a major star-studded event!
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