Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Newsom: Bottled Water for Me, But Not For Thee

Another hypocrite who, by his own standards, is an environmental criminal.
Is the Green Mayor holding out on us?

This week, the City Insider spotted an almost empty case of bottled water in the back of Mayor Gavin Newsom's hybrid sport utility vehicle as it was parked in front of City Hall. At least one full bottle of Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water remained under the plastic covering.

This from the mayor who in June 2007 issued an executive order directing city government to no longer purchase bottled water, saying the containers clog landfills while the city owns a pristine reservoir in the Sierra Nevada that produces some of the country's best-rated tap water.

Newsom, a former restaurateur, last year called on the restaurant industry to stop selling bottled water to customers and start serving local tap water instead.

Because of that, the mayor generally declines bottled water at any event or meeting, lest he be photographed with an offending bottle.
This is water we're talking about here folks. Water.

These PC clowns are so out of control they make it as if taking a sip of water is some sort of crime. Which before long I'm sure it will be.
"The mayor will be the first to admit that he occassionally [sic] indulges in bottled water," Ballard said. "It's not something he's proud of."
The folks in San Francisco should be more concerned whether he's still sleeping with the wife of an aide and drinking too much instead of worrying about whether he's drinking bottled water. Then again, he's the hypocrite for not practicing what he preaches.

H/T Charles.

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