A Wee Lesson in Political Scumbaggery

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Fallout from report on O.C. city officials’ salaries still rankles

This story is purely local. It has nothing to do with Labor Day. It has no particular partisan valence. It has a boring headline. There’s no real policy lesson to be learned from it. It’s merely a story of local politicians being petty and vindictive because someone has annoyed them. It is politics in a nutshell. Read it.

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