Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Defends Corruption, Then Sticks Tongue Out at Spanish People
Again, I can’t say I’m surprised. Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, appeared before congress today. He made one apology. He’s sorry for having trusted his own party’s treasurer, Mr. Bárcenas. He insisted his party has never done anything illegal. That’s a bit rich, no pun intended, as the party treasurer was found to have over forty million euros in Swiss bank accounts. It became slightly comical when the president admitted to receiving, what he called, complementary payments. I should note that Mr. Rajoy is very Catholic, as is his use of the word complement. The Church believes women complement men, and he believes his official payments needed to be complemented in a similar way. You know, because they were lonely. He insists his official payments didn’t send sexually explicit sms messages to his complementary payments, but there’s always the possibility pictures might still come out. His exact words were “Everyone does it“. The most interesting question remains unanswered: Where did all the money for complementary payments come from? If the Gürtel case is anything to go by, we know bribery, money laundering and tax evasion seem to be pre-requisites to becoming a member of the PP, Spain’s ruling party. How and why are we supposed to believe the co-payments were clean given the history?
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