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Lifejackets, anyone?

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 at 3:28 pm in California Legislature, Democratic politics, Republican politics.

Political party operatives on both sides excel at snarky commentary but this press release from the California Democratic Party was just too good to pass up:

Assembly Republicans enjoy “luxury yacht parking” for the day

Perhaps the fumes from the engines on their power yachts finally got to them. That’s the only logical explanation we can think of as to why the Assembly Republicans, breaking their own record for political tone-deafness, would have chosen the swanky new boutique hotel Le Rivage as the location for their caucus retreat.

Nestled into the banks of the Sacramento River, Le Rivage offers “elegant surroundings, select accommodations, impeccable service, and unique amenities combine to create the finest luxury hotel in California’s capital.” What unique amenities, you ask?

How about – you guessed it — “luxury yacht parking, long term and short term.”

According to the hotel’s website: Le Rivage Hotel proudly hosts Sacramento’s premier yacht parking. Conveniently located adjacent to the luxury hotel and on The Sacramento River. Le Rivage Marina includes:

  • 25 permanent slips from 36-100ft vessels
  • Dual 50 amp service
  • Pump-out station
  • Boat catering
  • Short-term parking
  • Yacht sales
  • Use of hotel pool, whirlpool, and fitness center with berth rental

What better way for Assembly Republicans to celebrate their crowning legislative accomplishment of the new session thus far – their killing of the bill to close the “sloophole”?

And in case you’re wondering where the Assembly Democrats are holding their legislative retreat – the Dems will be at the low-cost, environmentally-friendly UC Davis Medical Center.

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  • RR

    The politics of class-envy has reached a new milestone. The Democrats are the party of the downtrodden, the disenfranchised and the victims of an uncaring, ruthless free-market economy dominated by the greedy, globalizing, outsourcing-mad giant corporations whose despicable lobbyists poison the atmosphere of Sacramento. Now, the Democrats are also the party of the landlubbers.

  • RR

    The politics of class-envy has reached a new milestone. The Democrats are the party of the downtrodden, the disenfranchised and the victims of an uncaring, ruthless free-market economy dominated by the greedy, globalizing, outsourcing-mad giant corporations whose despicable lobbyists poison the atmosphere of Sacramento. Now, the Democrats are also the party of the landlubbers.