Pirate Politician? Former President Vicente Fox Which came first the beach house or the scandal?

The classic Rapidsea corruption question is popping up again today: Which came first the beach house or the scandal?

I have chided Rep. Jerry Weller’s (R-IL) Nicaraguan land deals and Larry Craig’s (R-ID) yacht club lifestyle, but a new issue has popped up with Mexico’s Former President Vicente Fox in the Houston Chronicle today. It seems he’s being accused of corruption that he used to buy a “beach house.” The only problem is that the house doesn’t appear to be anywhere near the beach. Hmmm.

According to the Chronicle, Lino Korrodi, who served as a fundraiser and aide to the president, has been speaking to the press about how Fox used his position for his own good, buying a ranch house and a “beach house.” The only problem is that the “beach house” doesn’t appear to be anywhere near the beach.

Here’s a clip from the article:

Korrodi, in an interview with Mexico City’s Reforma newspaper, said campaign funds were used to build the house and another property in McAllen, Texas, near the Mexico border, which he inexplicably refers to as a “beach house.” McAllen is about 80 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.

So here the Rapidsea corruption question appears to lean towards Fox’s case in that his opponents seem to be using the power of paradise to try to bring him down (after his presidency?).

Fox is the guy who called President George W. Bush “the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life.”

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Posted on September 28, 2007
Filed Under Beaches, Government, Pirate Politicians, Pirates | 1 Comment

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  1. Pirate Politician ~ Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Sr. : Rapidsea ~ Escape from Paradise on October 3rd, 2007 8:43 pm

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