Meathead Start. “They’ve done something extraordinary,” Rob Reiner told the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this week. “Considering it’s the biggest county in America, there’s a lot of folks looking at what L.A. is doing.” The filmmaker and activist was referring to a new plan to provide free pre-school for every 3– and 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, courtesy of funds from a statewide tobacco tax. [Reason Online]
By making this statement Mr. Reiner has done an excellent job of discrediting himself. You see, Los Angeles County is not the biggest in America. However, it is located immediately to the west of San Bernardino Country, which really is this biggest in the country.
It’s hardly surprising the Mr. Reiner doesn’t know that, since San Bernardino County has a distinct lack of multimillion dollar mansions, exclusive country clubs, and expensive shops. In fact, it’s the western edge of what the liberal elitists condescendingly refer to as “flyover country.”