Occupy OC Plays the Percentages

[Moxley Confidential] Even Orange County has far more 99 percenters than 1 percenters. Can Occupy OC be part of effecting real change?

That's okay, though. For now, the protests in OC seem genuine. Warped, entrenched political interests don't yet respect the newborn movement enough to either infiltrate or co-opt it.

But as if to remind the Irvine protesters of the difficulty of their mission, an old, beat-up van drove by, the couple inside honking the horn. They weren't supportive honks. The woman—who looked to be in her mid-to-late 60s and not a patron of fashionable Newport Beach salons or swank oceanfront restaurants—angrily screamed out of her passenger window an anti-Barack Obama rant. "Nothing changed," she repeatedly yelled. "Go, George W. Bush!"

Occupational hazards
John Gilhooley
Occupational hazards

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This column appeared in print as "Playing the Percentages: Even Orange County has far more 99 percenters than 1 percenters. Can Occupy OC turn their discontent into real change?"

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