The latest in a seemingly endless parade of sanctimonious lefties who lecture you not to do that which they secretly do themselves:
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.
To hear Newsom’s spokesman talk, you’d think the stuff was crack cocaine. He’s not proud of it — but he slips sometimes! And the mostly used stash in his trunk belongs to someone else, man!
The mayor sometimes slips, said his spokesman, Nathan Ballard. But in this case, the bottled water belonged to the mayor’s security detail and wasn’t purchased with city funds, Ballard said.
“The mayor will be the first to admit that he occasionally indulges in bottled water,” Ballard said. “It’s not something he’s proud of.”
I think it’s time we recognized that we are losing the war on bottled water.
Thanks to CQM.