Enviro-hypocrisy

Laurie David, the trophy wife of super—rich and super—funny comedian Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) has spent a lot of her husband's money promoting an extreme environmentalist agenda. Her husband is always seen driving hybrid vehicles on CYE, and she regularly denounces SUVs and castigates Republicans.

Awhile ago she was exposed as using private jets to fly to New York several times a year, despite the dozens of commercial flights available every day on the same route. But now Radar exposes an even more delicious example of how full of herself (among other things) Laurie David really is:

Global warming crusader Laurie David may be an expert when it comes to lecturing others about the evils of SUVS and the redemptive power of energy saving light bulbs. But when it comes to conserving her own backyard, it seems she's still a little green. Sources say David—a Martha's Vineyard summer resident and the wife of Seinfeld creator Larry David—recently found herself on the receiving end of an indignant eco—critique after angry locals on the tony island accused her and her husband of endangering protected wetlands.

According to a 'notice of apparent violations' issued by the Vineyard's Chilmark Conservation Commission, the Davids were reprimanded last August for building a 26—foot—long barbecue station, stone—and—concrete bonfire pit, and outdoor theater on an environmentally sensitive patch of their 14—acre North Road property without the proper permits.

The story gets even better. According to the article, the Davids are blaming their property manager and ex—friend, claiming no responsibility for the construction without permits. But:

Jacqueline Mendez—Diez, whose property abuts the David's sprawling, seven—building compound, claims they knew full well they didn't have permission but went ahead with the project anyway so it would be finished in time for the arrival of a VIP guest, National Resources Defense Council champion Robert Kennedy Jr.—the man who first introduced Laurie David to environmental activism at an L.A. breakfast seminar in 1997.

So the superstars of the greenie anti—SUV movement are themselves heedless of any limitations on their own activities. RFK, Jr. is a well—known user of private jets, too, admitting so on Hannity & Colmes one night, only after relentless questioning from Sean. But these folks don't want families to "waste precious resources" driving their kids and soccer equipment around. You and I should get on the bus with our groceries, according to them.

Not since Marie Antoinette has an aristicracy behaved with this much disadain for the ordinary folks. If our media were not so biased, the likes of Laurie David would be relentlessly lampooned until they were ashamed to show their face in public.

I think Larry David is a comic genius. It is time for him to curb his wife's foolish enthusiasms.

Thomas Lifson  11 22 05

Laurie David, the trophy wife of super—rich and super—funny comedian Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) has spent a lot of her husband's money promoting an extreme environmentalist agenda. Her husband is always seen driving hybrid vehicles on CYE, and she regularly denounces SUVs and castigates Republicans.

Awhile ago she was exposed as using private jets to fly to New York several times a year, despite the dozens of commercial flights available every day on the same route. But now Radar exposes an even more delicious example of how full of herself (among other things) Laurie David really is:

Global warming crusader Laurie David may be an expert when it comes to lecturing others about the evils of SUVS and the redemptive power of energy saving light bulbs. But when it comes to conserving her own backyard, it seems she's still a little green. Sources say David—a Martha's Vineyard summer resident and the wife of Seinfeld creator Larry David—recently found herself on the receiving end of an indignant eco—critique after angry locals on the tony island accused her and her husband of endangering protected wetlands.

According to a 'notice of apparent violations' issued by the Vineyard's Chilmark Conservation Commission, the Davids were reprimanded last August for building a 26—foot—long barbecue station, stone—and—concrete bonfire pit, and outdoor theater on an environmentally sensitive patch of their 14—acre North Road property without the proper permits.

The story gets even better. According to the article, the Davids are blaming their property manager and ex—friend, claiming no responsibility for the construction without permits. But:

Jacqueline Mendez—Diez, whose property abuts the David's sprawling, seven—building compound, claims they knew full well they didn't have permission but went ahead with the project anyway so it would be finished in time for the arrival of a VIP guest, National Resources Defense Council champion Robert Kennedy Jr.—the man who first introduced Laurie David to environmental activism at an L.A. breakfast seminar in 1997.

So the superstars of the greenie anti—SUV movement are themselves heedless of any limitations on their own activities. RFK, Jr. is a well—known user of private jets, too, admitting so on Hannity & Colmes one night, only after relentless questioning from Sean. But these folks don't want families to "waste precious resources" driving their kids and soccer equipment around. You and I should get on the bus with our groceries, according to them.

Not since Marie Antoinette has an aristicracy behaved with this much disadain for the ordinary folks. If our media were not so biased, the likes of Laurie David would be relentlessly lampooned until they were ashamed to show their face in public.

I think Larry David is a comic genius. It is time for him to curb his wife's foolish enthusiasms.

Thomas Lifson  11 22 05