Tuesday, November 15 2011 @ 09:26 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Whoops. The "I do not recall" defense, that's usually bad. Varela said Martinelli pressured him to appoint Lavitola as a consul in Rome on three occasions, once in writing. I bet Varela can produce the written one, so if he does there goes the "I don't recall" defense, so it probably happened. This "tit for tat" between Martinelli and Varela is going to continue, with each one pulling out yet another scandal or act of corruption a day. Yesterday the Cambio Democratico fed the story about the Panameñista party sucking money out of three the offices of three notary public's, and today Varela counters with this Lavitola thing. Mahatma Gandhi said "an-eye-for-an-eye-for-an-eye-for-an-eye ... ends in making everybody blind." Well in this case, it ends in all of these politicians being unemployed, the PRD back in charge of the country, and the Attorney General investigating all of them. In about five to ten years.