Monday, July 28, 2008

"By What Moral Authority?": Newt Gingrich on Detroit

(Hat tip: Eric Scheske at The Daily Eudemon)

As I once told Sarah's uncle (who grew up in the Cleveland suburbs), "Detroit exists to make Cleveland feel better about itself."

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At 7/28/2008 9:02 AM, Blogger PB said...

It's a joke in Detroit.

At 7/28/2008 9:33 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Cleveland is a joke in Cleveland.

The question is whether Detroit considers itself a joke. I think probably not.

Which, on the basis of self-awareness, gives Cleveland the leg up (though not by much) as far as I'm concerned.

Plus, Detroit named its baseball park after a crappy bank intent on throwing people out of work. Of course, Cleveland has renamed its baseball stadium after a left-leaning insurance company. But just on the basis of the "compassion" component in naming rights, Cleveland gets the nod.

At 7/28/2008 11:38 AM, Blogger PB said...

Detroit might not consider itself a joke but the suburbs see it as such. I've not been to Cleveland's downtown so I can't compare it, but Detroiters only go downtown when the have a reason to, not to "see what's going on".

Have you heard anything about the Detroit Mayor scandal recently? It's a huge mess and not helping either. I'm happy to have been from the Detroit area, but I've moved away and plan to stay away.

At 7/28/2008 12:14 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

Can't we just sell Detroit to Canada?


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