sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

May 18, 2011

Nothing’s the Matter with San Francisco

In 2004 liberals wondered What’s the Matter with Kansas? because if  people of modest means vote Republican something must be wrong with them.  Walter Shapiro penned a response What’s the Matter with Central Park West? because if the poor are natural Democrats, then the rich should be Republicans.  Shapiro thinks that the rich are liberal for purely social reasons.  Now we are finding out that he’s wrong.  Because well-connected urban dwellers are perfectly positioned to mooch off the government and outcompete other businesses in regulation.  Take Nancy Pelosi’s home district.  According to the Daily Caller:

Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Northern California district.

Makes you wonder if Nancy gets her nails done at Tru Spa and what lobbying looks like these days.

UPDATE: Linked by American Housewife in London — Thanks!



  1. The epitome of cronyism, huh?

    Comment by nooneofanyimport — May 19, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

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