Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 | So airport authority Chairman Bob Watkins “suggested that a reporter couldn’t relate to business class travelers because the reporter didn’t make enough money.”

Has anyone ever heard a more aloof, clueless, and arrogant statement from a public official? The rules don’t apply to rich people, Mr. Watkins? Your expense account is being paid for through user fees charged on us ordinary people, but we’re too poor to understand why you need deluxe travel to an overseas Chargers game? What are you, Marie Antoinette in drag?

Here’s an idea: call the mayor and tell him he made a big mistake appointing a pompous person like yourself as Chairman, resign your appointment immediately, repay the airport authority for all your “official” travel, and then use your ample personal wealth to pay for all your own perks from here on out!

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