My favorite political columnist, travel companion and all around adult male recently wrote about a proposed double toll on the Golden Gate Bridge called the Marin Commuter Tax.
Double toll? What the fuck? Daddy, stop this travesty!
For those that don't commute over the Golden Gate Bridge every day like some of us have done since we were 14 goddamn years old, I'll explain.
Going from Marin to San Francisco, you pay $5, or $4.6o-something if you have Fasttrack, which I do. With this proposed tax, we'd have to pay $2 to go back to Marin. At least at peak hours, whatever that means.
Back in the day, I'd commute from home in Mill Valley to high school in San Francisco, and these days, I commute from San Francisco to my job in Mill Valley.
Hey, once a townie, right?
Well, in the hotly contested race for State Senate in District 3, making up most of San Francisco and all of Marin, guess who's the only one against this horrible toll?
Nope, not my boyfriend, Mark Leno. Or my nemesis, Judge Judy on Crack.
JAV? Caring about the commuters?
Well, while he refuses to invite me to his parties (FYI: I still take the highroad and invite him to mine) JAV has kept me on his mailing list and just sent an e-mail saying Alan Dershowitz in Drag has changed it's mind!
But wait. That means...Mark? MY MARK? Wants to tax me? How is this possible. Normally, I don't give a shit about platforms or policy or whatever you call them. I'm always on Team Mark, unless I'm at Tiramisu in which case JAV knows the owner and it's kinda like being in Godfather IV. But taxing the "working poor" of Marin and San Francisco! Mark! Say it ain't so! Why do you hurt me with this?
Oh please. This isn't break-up worthy. Mark and I are SO still together. He's just going to have to make up my extra tolls in Gibsons. And of course, fix things with his future father in law.
Which will be easy since Scrappy is moderating the Leap Day debate.
I just hope Carole shakes hands this time...