Skip to comments.California political miscreants inhabit East Bay
Posted on 05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by SmithL
The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..."
One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave.
While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently.
Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved in a tawdry sex-and-drugs scandal (Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer) and lapsed into gibberish and accused a journalist of donating money to his opponent (Rep. Pete Stark).
It's facetious, of course, to blame water. Nevertheless there is a common syndrome ingrown politics.
The East Bay's voters are overwhelmingly Democrats, so its politicians need only win the party's blessing or, more accurately, the patronage of a few pooh-bahs to hold office.
If one says the right things to and does the right favors for the right people, one is magically ordained and protected from re-election challenges.
(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
Your tax dollars, at work and play!
Many, MANY years ago I lived in Kensington, and I remember the water as being very good. The utility used to be called the “East Bay Municipal Utility District,” and all the meter covers were stamped EBMUD.
My 15 y/o son saw Nadia Lockyer on the nooz and hollered, “Mom! Look at her eyes! Those are crazy eyes!”
The author is barking up the wrong tree - Fremont (my home town) is supplied by the Alameda County Water District - not EBMUD, yet we have Solyndra and Tesla in town.
How can the H2O be the excuse? ;-)
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