Two Americas Watch: Antonio Villaraigosa (D).

(Via Deceiver) There’s the America where Los Angeles is in the middle of an ongoing drought, and is thus subject to strong water restrictions – which are being pushed by its mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa (D). Then there’s the America where the mayor of Los Angeles was – illegally – watering his own lawn while everybody else’s was dying. And how does he explain this discrepancy? Heavy sleeping.

No, really, that’s what Villaraigosa said.

“The sprinklers are so loud in your back yard, you can hear them from the street. How could you or your household staff not have heard them?” [NBC4’s Joel] Grover said.

“I sleep very heavily and I couldn’t hear it,” said Villaraigosa, who noted that overall water use at his home has decreased.

On the one hand, this doesn’t explain all the other government agencies in Los Angeles ignoring the water restrictions that they’re enforcing on the population; on the other hand, it doesn’t really explain this one, either. On the gripping hand, the actual answer – that this is what happens when you let one political party run things unopposed for too long – is probably not a welcome observation to too many people involved.

Still true, though.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.