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Former President Fox: Nations would benefit from female leader
WCCO.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2007 | AP

Posted on 10/27/2007 11:58:44 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday his native country and the United States would benefit from electing a female president.

The reason, Fox said, is that women in leadership have different characteristics than their male counterparts. These traits have long been embraced by businesses across the world, he said, but they have yet to take hold in government.

``Maybe it is because having kids is such a special thing. ... (Women) think about the future more, they think about their children,'' he said during a lecture at Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa.

During an afternoon session with about 800 students and faculty, Fox took questions and offered a free range of opinions on issues such as corruption in Mexico and the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Fox said he was an honest leader, setting himself apart from former Mexican leaders by being the first to release his personal finances to the public.

Fox also reminded the audience of his commitment to remain in Mexico after he left office. He said his decision prompted criticism from people who were not used to his style.

``We decided to go against the culture that a former president is not allowed to participate. We decided to stay in Mexico. We decided to work for the future,'' said Fox, who ended 71 years of Institutional Revolutionary Party rule with his historic election in July 2000.

He later added, ``It's like Don Quixote said. 'Sancho, if dogs are barking than we are advancing.' That is what's happening in Mexico right now.''

When asked by a student if the United States was losing its greatness, Fox seemed to take a jab at President Bush.

``The core values that make this nation great are just that, core values,'' he said. ``It is just that, sometimes, they are lost and need to be recuperated.''

Fox also complained of the United States' trade arrangement with Mexico, saying that Americans are slow to accept that the ``world is flat'' a reference to Tom Friedman's best selling book about globalization.

``God did not create borders,'' he said. ``He did not create divisions.''

At an evening session with about 220 invitees, Fox defended Mexican immigrants in the United States as ``those who take risk, those who will leave their families and go out to work for them.

``That's why I admire so much the Mexican people here,'' he said. ``They make your life better, maybe they build your homes. ... They are here because they are needed.''

Fox repeated his skepticism and concern about the United States' plan to build a wall along its southern border.

``That was not the spirit of those who came to found this nation,'' Fox said.

``This is a land of immigrants, a great nation, a leader in the world. That's why I don't understand building a wall.''

Fox was scheduled to attend another campus event Saturday morning before departing.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: colonization; fox; immigration; mexico; vicentefox; womanpresident

1 posted on 10/27/2007 11:58:45 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Is it just me or does Fox look like Steve Doocy’s twin brother with a moustache?


2 posted on 10/27/2007 12:03:09 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“``Maybe it is because having kids is such a special thing. ... (Women) think about the future more, they think about their children,’’ he said during a lecture at Buena Vista University in northwest Iowa. “

Yeah, it’s called socialism.


3 posted on 10/27/2007 12:04:33 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
``That was not the spirit of those who came to found this nation,'' Fox said.

Go back to that hell hole you helped create, Fox. If you had pulled this crappola back when those with the "spirit who came to found this nation" were still around, you'd be tarred and feathered....or worse and yes, they'd have built a fence!

4 posted on 10/27/2007 12:04:50 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
``God did not create borders,'' he said. ``He did not create divisions.''

Yo, Vinnie ... Genesis chapter 11.

5 posted on 10/27/2007 12:05:29 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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This guy needs a STFU burrito....


6 posted on 10/27/2007 12:06:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Waiting for the other Hsu to drop....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“``God did not create borders,’’ he said. ``He did not create divisions.’’ “

Hey, great!! Let’s all go to Mexico!! I could go for a nice, warm winter home.


7 posted on 10/27/2007 12:07:24 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: knarf

There is also that commandment (not suggestion) about NOT coveting what belongs to your neighbor.


8 posted on 10/27/2007 12:08:11 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Apparently Fox thinks Hillary would be good for Mexico.

After all, looks what she did for China as co-president.

Of course it was our current president that encouraged all these Mexican officials to get involved in US politics in the first place.

9 posted on 10/27/2007 12:09:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: upsdriver

YEP....FREE for ALL in Mexico! Yippee.....maybe we could clean up the water so we can eat and drink freely, too!


10 posted on 10/27/2007 12:09:34 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’d do no harm, anyway...just as long as she’s not one like, oh, let’s say, the one who’s actually in the race right now.


11 posted on 10/27/2007 12:09:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (Hillary Rodham Clinton is a lying slag.)
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To: AuntB

....or worse and yes, they’d have built a fence!<<<<

Or putting our armies on the border and pushing back the hordes of foreign invaders.


12 posted on 10/27/2007 12:10:15 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
``God did not create borders,'' he said.

Mr. Fox, please read Numbers, chapter 34 in the Bible.

13 posted on 10/27/2007 12:13:48 PM PDT by Faith
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To: goodnesswins

What the heck? Shouldn’t Fox’s ideas about no borders flow both ways? Just try going into his country illegally and see what it gets us.

If one country(Mexico) invades another country(USA) should not the USA be striking back? forcefully?


14 posted on 10/27/2007 12:14:37 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: upsdriver
Shouldn’t Fox’s ideas about no borders flow both ways?

JUST ONCE I'd like to see one of these pious airholes smoked out with this question.

15 posted on 10/27/2007 12:17:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Vincente Fox-in-the-henhouse needs the Dems and RINOs to push through his financial future.

STFU Vincente. We do not care.


16 posted on 10/27/2007 12:18:12 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Note to Mr. Fox....you’re country would benefit from a leader who’s not BOUGHT AND PAID FOR by the drug cartel.


17 posted on 10/27/2007 12:19:36 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I wonder what he thinks of Margaret Thatcher? I would vote for another one of her as quickly as I would vote for another Ronald Reagan.


18 posted on 10/27/2007 12:20:36 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: indylindy

Actually, I hope he keeps talking. It helps to anger folks and keep them focused. The fence still needs to be built and we have tens of million illegals to deport.


19 posted on 10/27/2007 12:22:27 PM PDT by upsdriver (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT!!!! The only one who can beat Hillary!!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“``God did not create borders,’’ he (Vicente Fox) said. ``He did not create divisions.’’”

This from the former president of one of the most xenophobic nations in the world!?

My great-grandfather was among those miners who Pancho Villa tried to murder. For those who don’t know, miners at a site in northern Mexico were shepherded into a mine and threatened with death by dynamite - Pancho Villa was going to blow up the mine and buy them alive. Today Pancho Villa is idolized as a great national hero while in reality he was nothing but a criminal. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that narco trafficantes are often perceived heroically by the Mexican public and glamourized in the popular press, music, and movies.

I have freinds who are Mexican citizens and others who are naturalized U.S. citizens, and they are fine people I admire. But the government of Mexico makes for a very poor neighbor. NO BORDERS, Fox says. Huh! Not until Mexico changes it’s xenophobic laws concerning U.S. citizens should we rest easy.


20 posted on 10/27/2007 12:25:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

*snort* So Vicente is stumping for Her Heinous, now?


21 posted on 10/27/2007 12:26:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: upsdriver

I totally agree. The more that this swine irritate the citizenry, the better chance they wake up.

No RINOs and No Democrats ought to put Vincente Fox-in-the-henhouse in his place. Huh, I wish.

Lording it over a nation of people who he and his kind fail at providing for because it is easier to let US Citizens do it for them.


22 posted on 10/27/2007 12:26:13 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The reason, Fox said, is that women in leadership have different characteristics than their male counterparts

Yup! They are more vicious when their nest is attacked and they sit down to pee.

23 posted on 10/27/2007 12:28:38 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yep, we could use a Margaret Thatcher or a Golda Meier to slap all you socialists back into the funny pages where you belong.


24 posted on 10/27/2007 12:28:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: clintonh8r

Who the hell invited this bozo?


25 posted on 10/27/2007 12:37:19 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Go pound burritos!.....


26 posted on 10/27/2007 12:38:33 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Wonder what she promised him...
27 posted on 10/27/2007 12:41:28 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (keep the heat on hillary.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

....and since when does another country’s past leader ideas mean anything to us?>????

In fact, when do the ideas and thoughts of any other nations leaders mean anything>>>> we are the United States of America, most powerful nation on earth, we don’t take orders from other countries, never have and best not try it in the future!!!!


28 posted on 10/27/2007 12:42:01 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Fred Thompson/Duncan Hunter 08; English is the American Language....)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh like Mexico did with you as it’s leader.

Go soak your head, Fox, and stay out of our business.

Hillary is unqualified except to be a front and you know it.


29 posted on 10/27/2007 12:44:17 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Go elect a female president in Mexico then, Dude! Americans will decide who is elected not Mexicans


30 posted on 10/27/2007 12:44:35 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Well Mr Fox I believe that both the US and Mexico would greatly benefit from having an honest non-corrupt government in Mexico. One that cares about it own citizens enough to assist them in Mexico and not dictate to the US how we are supposed to deal with them once they break the law to get here.
31 posted on 10/27/2007 12:44:48 PM PDT by SledgeCS (A pacifist destroys his weapons and welcomes a non-pacifist into his home - to have it destroyed.)
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To: TigersEye
well said. now, about your tagline...

This must be algore's autobiography.

32 posted on 10/27/2007 12:45:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (keep the heat on hillary.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s no wonder Mexico is so screwed up Fox is a babbling idiot just like Chavez. There must be something in the water thre that messes up their brains.


33 posted on 10/27/2007 12:51:36 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We need a “Women” to run if a women is to become President Mr. Fox. Hillarys credentials are in question so let the DNA testing begin.


34 posted on 10/27/2007 12:58:10 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Friday his native country and the United States would benefit from electing a female president.
The reason, Fox said, is that women in leadership have different characteristics than their male counterparts.

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She sure does!

35 posted on 10/27/2007 1:00:57 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: newheart; Extremely Extreme Extremist
Is it just me or does Fox look like Steve Doocy’s twin brother with a moustache?


36 posted on 10/27/2007 1:10:18 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The reason, Fox said, is that women in leadership have different characteristics than their male counterparts.

Other than peeing up a wall, is there anything that these people will admit that men are inherently better at?

37 posted on 10/27/2007 1:18:21 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
``God did not create borders,'' he said. ``He did not create divisions.''

Call me when you eliminated your southern border, you stinking hypocrite!

38 posted on 10/27/2007 1:19:36 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

So, does that mean Fox would have been a better president of Mexico if he’d had a sex change operation?


39 posted on 10/27/2007 1:23:17 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Leadership isn’t about gender, it’s about LEADERSHIP.

Those whose talk and efforts indicate otherwise are sexists, schemers or Useful Idiots.


40 posted on 10/27/2007 1:24:31 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

will someone send this slimey greaser packing?.....


41 posted on 10/27/2007 1:53:08 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: AuntB

Of course, the America hating Fox would love to see hillary Clinton in the White House.


42 posted on 10/27/2007 2:08:05 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Continental Soldier
Of course, the America hating Fox would love to see hillary Clinton in the White House.

I just wish he'd stay in Mexico! He has a home in McAllen Texas close to Rob Allyn, his propagandist. But then Allyn also has worked for George Bush. Such a tidy little mess.

43 posted on 10/27/2007 2:13:08 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Vinney, vinney, vinney, just go back to your marijuana farm and eat pooh.


44 posted on 10/27/2007 3:13:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You first, Foxy!!! You get a lady elected in Mexico first.


45 posted on 10/27/2007 5:22:21 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her PHONINESS is REAL!!!)
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