Nathan Smith explains a lot about the roots of the recent middle-class angst in this important article.
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Anthony York interviews Friend-of-Arnold and soon-to-be former senior adviser Bonnie Reiss as she exits her job. Funny that for all gnashing of teeth among Republican insiders when Schwarzenegger hired Susan Kennedy a year ago, there were relatively few complaints about the constant presence of Reiss for two years before that. A lifelong Democrat and west-LA liberal (via New York), Reiss was shocked at the influence she said she saw wielded by the unions, especially the public employee unions. Dismay, if not shock, at the public employees' power over the Legislature seems to be a common trait among Democrats who find themselves in top jobs in the executive branch.
Posted by dweintraub at 2:59 PM