Big-bucks party inaugurates de Leon

Big-bucks party inaugurates de Leon

Animal houseGovernment in America increasingly resembles the 1978 comedy, “Animal House.” In this instance, it’s the scene where the Delta frat rats are thrown out of the school and respond with — Road trip!

California’s poverty rate is the highest of any state. Its schools continue to rank among the worst in the country. Sixty years after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, its schools are the most segregated. Its unfunded pension liabilities are $600 billion. And for all that, its tax burden is the highest. With its business climate the most oppressive.

So what does new Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon do for his swearing-in ceremony? Hold a modest celebration at McDonald’s? Hold it on a plane like LBJ did after JFK was shot?

No. Instead — party!

The Chronicle reported:

“The event at Walt Disney Concert Hall with an estimated price tag of $50,000 resembled a presidential inaugural more than the low-key affairs at the state Capitol held by past senate leaders.

“‘What a beautiful venue,’ de Leon said of the modern architectural marvel designed by Frank Gehry. ‘This is a grand public building and the centerpiece of my district. I chose this venue because it sits close to the working families who put me in office, and it is a visual representation of California’s innovative spirit.'”

He’s clueless. It was like driving a Rolls-Royce through an impoverished inner-city area.

The money for the sybaritic shindig was not provided by taxpayers. But of course, private parties funding such things expect payoffs in the end.

After all, that’s what politics really is all about.


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  1. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 October, 2014, 12:05

    You are ruled. That is why you’re called Doomers and the doomed.

    Rulers are regal…..they do glitsy things to impress the urban existers with their majesty.

    Someday you Prepper types will figure it out…..

    No one cares as long as the check is in the mail-

    DeLeon will deliver.

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    • bob
      bob 16 October, 2014, 17:44

      Nothing is too good for our government masters and their minions.

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  2. John Seiler
    John Seiler Author 16 October, 2014, 14:28

    De Leon will “deliver” more productive people leaving CA.

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 16 October, 2014, 20:10

    I really love this site.

    Get more travel advertising info than we can use to wrap up moving deals…..

    Reply this comment
  4. Novaks47
    Novaks47 17 October, 2014, 06:26

    De Leon is quite possibly the single most useless senator ever. What has he done? Ram more pointless gun laws through, go after those evil cigarette smokers, and constantly tried to increase the cost of gasoline. What a saint. That’s exactly what a senator is for, creating endless useless laws, and pissing away tax dollars, while his lib voter base cheers him on.

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  5. Desmond
    Desmond 17 October, 2014, 09:48

    I wonder which cartel owns him. He has future indictment for corruption all over him.

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 17 October, 2014, 13:44

    Just another RAGWUS feeder paraded out by the demonrats!!

    What has happened to my Bruins???? AHHHHHHHHH! 🙂

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