Friday, October 29, 2010

How does that make you feel?

The husband of Argentinian President Cristina Fernández, former Argentinian President Néstor Kirchner, passed away yesterday. My President, Juan Manual Santos, was interviewed over this international event. The first question: What do you think of the death of former President Kirchner? SERIOUSLY!?! What the heck is he supposed to answer? "I think it's awesome that he's dead, he was quite frankly more handsome than I am."

Chilean President Sebastián Piñeres also commented: "I see Cristina very strong, but very moved." Again--SERIOUSLY!?! Her husband just died at age 60, suddenly, without any apparent signal (because Death always warns us, you know...), and you see her moved?

Come on, people. Better questions. Better answers.


  1. Haha, to be fair, the questions are a bit perfunctory. When there's a huge international event they need to ask the stupid question to get a quote or a blurb they can use.

    Of course, there's always the slight hope the person will royally fuck up the answer and give them something juicier. Reporters aren't as dumb as they look (and some look pretty fucking dumb).

    Hemingway, I apologize for the general absence of wit in my comment but I have to go see a man about a makeshift steadicam.

    Also, First Comment Ever....on your blog :)

    Gratz for starting it!

  2. jajja el mio entonces fue el segundo ..
    jajajjjaa !!!:P:P
    (el que no teng(o) nada que hacer)
    saludos bye !!