Comments: "After watching a documentary about the tragic story of Jonestown, "
Actually I was thinking Huey Long not Jim Jones but what do I know?
BTW I made the Huey Long comparo way before George what's his name. I have the advantage of growing up in Huey Long country.
Posted by glenn at December 29, 2012 12:07 PM
Even though Jim Jones was obviously a raving nutcase, San Francisco liberals--including the political elites--embraced him enthusiastically.
More accurately: not 'even though' but rather 'because'.
Posted by pst314 at December 29, 2012 5:32 PM
And their politics are basically the same. But yeah Huey Long is a pretty good comparison. I thought of him back in 2008 like a lot of folks. Long could have won, too and that would have been serious disaster.
Posted by Christopher Taylor at December 29, 2012 5:32 PM