Austin, you've brought up an interesting point. Recently I stumbled upon an Al Jazerah program in English with a panel of government officials, journalists, a farmer, and a student in Mexico City. The topic was the drug violence and how to deal with it. Politicians gave their usual spin answers but what stunned everyone was the farmer from northern Mexico, a man named Julian LeBaron. His flawless grammar was that of a cowboy from the intermountain west. Mr LeBaron said the government "didn't have the right tools" and outlined the need in his homespun way for something similar to the Gendarme proposal. Perhaps Pena was listening when this wise young farmer brought his "cowboy logic" to this round-table event.