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The Singing Anti-Bureaucrat: Video

This quick, fun video has been making the rounds of conservatives web-sites. It shows a participant at a public meeting on Plan Bay Area (a developmental blueprint cooked up by unelected regional bureaucrats in California, with support from the Obama administration) telling the folks in charge what she really thinks. Only she does it by singing.

Although her microphone is cut off mid-song, this was simply because all meeting participants were restricted to one minute. So this woman was not unfairly silenced. In any case, she belts out her anti-bureaucratic anthem in a winning way.

I wrote about the issues at play during this meeting here and here.

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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