Rats Abound at LA City Hall, Internet Jokesters Profit

For the record I doubt that a City Hall rat infestation is caused by “lack of staff.” Rain and cold weather are the two most likely culprits.

But what I do note is that major media outlets are suddenly not shy about making the connection between rodents and politicians. A quick look at the link shows that CBS/KNX evidently couldn’t help itself and made the junior high level joke.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at that. Most Americans seem to have a remarkably low opinion of elected public servants. Since the CBS/KNX reference didn’t distinguish, it seems fair to suppose that the public distaste may also include unelected public servants. I know there is such a thing as a “slow news day” but the whole story is built around the punchline: rats=politicians, get it? Unless, of course, the two-legged rats referred to are the citizens who come to City Hall and bother the elected and unelected officials…


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