World’s Most Meta Candidacy Announcement

Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes. In the very same interview that got Oswaldo Alvarez Paz thrown in jail, he said that he would not seek nomination to the National Assembly because he thought it made more sense to save the opposition’s safe seats for…political prisoners.

Watch this starting on the 2:04 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/v/cxknq-u3B9I&hl=en_US&fs=1&#t=02m04

Was that just the most meta-way of announcing a run for office you’ve ever seen or what?

And here, from the Intertube’s Memory Hole, is OAP’s sappy 1993 campaign biopic…

http://www.youtube.com/v/ztPZermDMlw&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Gotta love how, in 1993, he was running on the platform of holding a Constituent Assembly to launch a "peaceful and democratic revolution"!