Ed Driscoll

No Matter How Bad You Think It Is--It's Worse

Check out the artwork that Bill Lockyer, California’s attorney general, chose to allow to hang in the lobby of the Attorney General’s Office at the Department of Justice in Sacramento.

It reminds me a little of when I visited the small reference library on the third or fourth floor of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the early 1990s. Their library requires permission to use, and its material isn’t allowed out of the room, and it isn’t open to the general public. MoMA maintains a cool, professional face in its public spaces. But the walls of its reference library were festooned (at least at the time) with all sorts of anti-American and anti-Reagan (yes, I know–I was there around 1993 or ’94, but this stuff was still proudly displayed) posters.

Wonder if Arnold knows what his state’s AG has authorized?

Update: Daniel Weintraub of The Sacramento Bee has some additional details, and writes, “I suspect you’ll be hearing a lot more about this one”.

I would hope so. (Registration or coughBugmenotcough required.)

Meanwhile, Glenn Reynolds reminds us, “First Lockyer was advocating prison rape, and now this”, adding, “Does he have a political tin ear — or is he just a jerk? It’s hard to believe, though, that California couldn’t find someone better for the job.”

Absolutely.

Another Update: Mark In Mexico, who trackbacked to this post, has many more details about the artist that Lockyer hired. Don’t miss it.