Joan Vennochi in the Boston Glob: The Dems are now the party of patrician privilege:
From Newport, R.I., where Kerry’s “Isabel’’ was berthed before heading to Nantucket, to Rhinebeck, N.Y., where Chelsea Clinton was married in a mansion modeled after Versailles, today’s Democrats are looking more like Louis XVI than Tip O’Neill.
Kick in the First Family’s vacation plans for Martha’s Vineyard, and there’s a real air of Marie Antoinette & Co. retreating to idyllic gardens, while Fox News whips up revolutionary flames. The ethics charges against Representative Charles Rangel of New York are added foie gras.
Of course we see that in Minnesota politics as well; while the left sniffs down its aquiline nose at Tom Emmer’s bourgeois upbringing and suburban base, Mark Dayton is hard at work buying another election to put next to the others in his collection – with scarcely a word from the local media (which is too busy carping about the “corruption of money in politics”, apparently, to bother).