SENSIBLE POLITICS

SENSIBLE POLITICS

o you think American politics are wacky? A small political party in Mexico is doing more than talk about insanity.

According to local news reports quoted by Reuters, the Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution is taking steps to have its presidential candidate formally disqualified because he is mentally unsound - or, as they'll put it to the country's Federal Electoral Institute, suffering ''mental incapacity.''There's more to it than political anger, however. The candidate has abandoned the party's course. But the only reason the party can legally abandon the candidate is on grounds of incapacity, resignation or death.

So the move is more sensible than it might sound.