I wish I’d thought of the likeness myself. California has been analogized to Lindsay Lohan.
According to a Wall Street Journal article today, California has been characterized as the Lindsay Lohan of states: “…a prima donna who once showed some talent but is now too wasted to do anything with it.”
See if you agree with the similarities:
Both once enjoyed high regard for talents and forward thinking, only to crash and waste them away.
Both spent their way into deep debt, with no prospect for getting out from under, save a miracle.
Both exist in a place run by celebrities, lawyers, unions, environmentalists, and far left-wingers who stay because of the sunny weather.
Both obsess over climate, because if that changes, everybody’s out.
Both see that there are problems, but seek remedies that make them worse, or worse, get help from the people who created the problems in the first place.
I think the analogy is apt. How about you? Do you think California is redeemable? Do you think Lindsay Lohan can pull herself together?
And the future holds…
One thing points to a poor prognosis for both of them: Ms. Finley, WSJ editor who wrote the opinion, warns that when a chance to change is met with more reckless behavior and a snub for the helpers, one should not “count on [others] to bail you out.”