I must note here that one of the singular joys of this position is finding something that fits into multiple categories, though I must admit that I never imagined it would be these two.
Anyway, Rebecca Black, who will be fifteen this month, has issued her presidential endorsement for the president of Mexico, anyway:
Black, whose mother is originally from Mexico, traveled to Morelos, Mexico to endorse the front-runner in nation’s on-going presidential campaign, Enrique Peña Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Through an interpreter, Black spoke about the importance of youth involvement in politics and offered supportive words to her presidential pick.
“Peña Nieto is going to do a fantastic job,” Black said.
Peña Nieto, six years the governor of the State of Mexico, declared his interest in moving to the adjacent Distrito Federal last year; he’s a regular José Biden.
It is of course possible to be cynical about this endorsement:
Latina entertainment reporter Astrid Capon claims in her videoblog that Black offered her endorsement because her uncle, Gustavo Petricioli is a city council member for the PRI in the capital city of Morelos state [Cuernavaca]. Capon also says that Black’s endorsement should be embarrassment to the PRI party.