From perpetual pain-in-the-ass Has-Been Mayor of NYFC Bloomberg:
Yes, [California has] problems, including homelessness, struggling public schools and scarce, costly housing. But California “is something the rest of the country looks up to,” Bloomberg said. “California has been a leader in an awful lot of things.”
The only things looking up to California are the flies circling the turds lying in the streets. All the rest of us (sentient human beings, that is) think California is a Grade-A shithole.
And if I can use Hizzoner’s own words, just modified a little:
“California has been a leader in a lot of awful things.”
…which is more truthful than what he said.