Good liberals look at Lee's embrace of the Apple store and Parker's big fat wedding and see mega-money greasing its way around rules that should apply to all. Good conservatives look at the green lights given to Apple and Parker and wonder why the government isn't that accommodating to every taxpayer.
The travesty here isn't that Apple might build a store over a 1973 plaza. The million-dollar Parker wedding, with its incongruous custom-made fake ruins and cottages, was a tasteless exercise in the mega-rich pretending to be poor folk, but my guess is that Big Sur and its steelhead trout will survive. The real travesty is that Bay Area politicians don't treat everyone with the welcome mat they roll out for Big Apple.