Saturday, October 30, 2010

Municipal narcissism

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
Nancy Pelosi is perfect fit for San Francisco

That might have been better rendered "is a perfect example of San Franciscan values."

...there is no doubt that the city's best interest rests with Democrats maintaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

As speaker, Nancy Pelosi has used her powers of prerogative and persuasion to help San Franciscans get what they want out of Congress, in terms of both philosophy and funding for specific projects.

...It's in San Francisco's best interest to keep Nancy Pelosi in Washington, working for the city's values and needs. It's in the nation's interest to keep her as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"[U]sed her powers of prerogative and persuasion?" That would be better rendered as "her powers of bribery and bludgeoning."

The Chronicle has succumbed to the pathology of narcissism afflicting Democrats in general and Pelosi, Reid and Obama, in particular. San Franciscans who place their interests before the nation's will certainly expect the rest of us to bail California out of its Greece-like economic disaster. While Nancy Pelosi's re-election may be in San Francisco's best interests, it certainly is not in ours.

San Franciscans may believe that the rest of the country should be just like them:


...but it is obvious the following SF statutes must have been repealed or Nancy Pelosi would not be able to campaign from a soap-box on any street corner in the city:

  • It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner
  • Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street
Ref. here, here, here, here, here.

The rest of the country is poised to tell San Francisco we want Pelosi off her soap-box and off the streets.

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