Remember Amado Boudou, the eccentric guitar-playing former Vice President who wasn’t allowed to leave the country in December due to “passive bribery” charges? Well, after finally being allowed to travel to Mexico to see his girlfriend, Boudou is in the news again — and not just because of that photo of him in the supermarket (summer news, guys).
The Big Boudou. pic.twitter.com/vvDjL9IRY0
— Alejo Schapire (@aschapire) January 5, 2016
Its turns out that Boudou has been enjoying job security most can only dream of: he has managed to retain his post as the head of the National Social Security Administration (ANSES) until now… despite having left the organization in 2009. Turns out he never officially resigned and has been on leave without pay (at least) ever since: not a bad back up plan.
Boudou is not the only one: according to Infobae, when the employee list was reviewed by the new administration, around 100 former employees allegedly remained on the roster. They’ve probably just been way too busy to call back or something.
ANSES became a Trending Topic on Twitter this morning.
Boudou sigue en la ANSES como planta permanente. Hay que fijarse en los boliches de Mardel si no conserva todavía su puesto de tarjetero.
— Elmo Delo (@SgtNestor) January 8, 2016
“Boudou is still on ANSES’s permanent staff. We should check the night clubs in Mar del Plata to see if he still has his job as a club promoter.”
Boudou began his political career in ANSES in 1998, leaving it for a brief stint in 2003 before returning in 2006. He became the head of the organization in 2008 but left it soon after in 2009 when former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner named him Economy Minister (replacing Martín Lousteau, who’d resigned). He later became elected Vice President in 2011 in the general elections and was replaced by Gabriela Michetti on December 10th 2015.
However, we all know that he will mostly be remembered for his one-of-a-kind style, especially while playing the guitar with the band La Mancha de Rolando — sometimes in his underwear. No wonder ANSES forgot to double check his employee status, right?