I think California is one of the most beautiful states there is, and it's also the land of opportunity and ethnicity. But it's not a state that's easy to be poor in. Case in point: soon it won't be as easy to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge if you only have cash to pay your toll with.
We always sawy live in a cocoon here in San Francisco, a place where politics act a little differently than they do in other parts of the country. Are we marginalizing ourselves, removing our thoughts and causes from the national discourse?
As we roll towards this November, we'll have the appearance of "popcorn politics." These are the great shows and stands that our politicians will take over the summer, all angling to find that one blockbuster that will propel them back into office.
It's hard to get too indignant about Obama when in SF, we can't elect a progressive mayor blindfolded with our hands tied behind our backs by a feminist dominatrix earning a living wage in a solar-powered basement dungeon.