Escape your life for a little while — come play in mine.

Guess we’re not moving south after all

Posted by Lissa on July 23, 2010

‘Cause Mike asked if we could move to Bell, California instead, so we can make a run at public office and earn lots of money.

It was the first council meeting since the Los Angeles Times reported July 15 that Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo earns $787,637 — with annual 12 percent raises — and that Bell pays its police chief $457,000, more than Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck makes in a city of 3.8 million people. Bell council members earn almost $100,000 for part-time work.

Now, morally, I’m not questioning the personal worthiness of the CAO nor the police chief.  (Especially the police chief.  Hell, if we lived in the wonderland utopia that some people think is possible I’d be in favor of paying a half-mil to anyone willing to get shot while protecting the public.)  But I seriously, SERIOUSLY doubt that personal character, in a town of 38,000 people, translates to that sort of green.

Tar and feathers, dear people.  Tar and feathers.  (h/t Hot Air)

Oh, and also?  This is the most pathetic, half-assed, I’m-so-sorry-I-got-caught-by-you-subhuman-cretins statement that I’ve seen in quite a while:

I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more than anyone that is no excuse for irresponsible behavior. I apologize to anyone I may have offended and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.


Note that she apologizes to anyone that she might have offended, but didn’t apologize specifically to Limbaugh or specifically for wishing him dead. This is a non apology of the weaselly sort that politicians give when caught doing something wrong.

Spitz should have apologized directly to Limbaugh for her comments, without and equivocation, but apparently admitting when she is wrong isn’t one of those values by which she conducts her life.

Exactly.  Pull up your big girl panties, admit you got caught saying nasty things, apologize to the subject of the nasty words, or go home.

Happy Friday, all!  Try to keep your feet out of your mouths . . . or, lacking that, remember that emails and the Intrawebz are forever 😉

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