Laureano nails it

A keen observer at work

Laureano Márquez has a wonderful piece today, where he weighs in on the milieu of the times. So if you’re the sort of person who thinks milieu counts for something, go and read it… (in Spanish, btw)

The money quote:

“Si hay que insistir tanto en que el candidato opositor no es lo que parece, es porque parece bueno. Si hay que encontrar un mensaje oculto, es porque el explícito está calando, atrapa y gusta.”

Roughly translated:

“If (the government) insists that the opposition candidate is not what he seems, it must be that what he seems is good. If they have to find a hidden message, it’s because the explicit one is catching on, people are buying it and they like it.”