Tuesday, September 04 2012 @ 10:58 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: I love freudian slips. They're so revealing. This morning, in his speech as the outgoing, former Administrator of the Panama Canal, Alberto Alemán Zubieta was saying goodbye as he left office. He was recounting some of the more important and memorable moments of his time at the helm of the ACP. When he started talking about the national referendum during which the Panamanian people decided to go ahead with the expansion of the Panama Canal, he started to say "and the people gave us their vote..." but then he stopped in mid-sentence, caught himself, and said the same thing but with different words. Meaning, today, at this moment in time, he didn't want to say anything related to politics, elections, political races, and he sure as hell didn't want to say something like "...and the people responded by backing me up with their votes..." Whoops. Your freudian slip is showing. Rumors are running hot and heavy that the CD is trying very hard to recruit Alberto Alemán Zubieta as their presidential candidate for the 2014 elections. In fact the CD does not have a very strong option who might be able to replace Martinelli at the helm, and many people recognize Alberto Alemán Zubieta would almost be a walk-on favorite to win - given his 16 years of executive experience, name recognition, and accumulated respect. Yeah, the CD is salivating at the prospect, no doubt about that. Well, Ferrufino and Burrillo might not be to happy about it, but them's the breaks.