Fresno Supe Comes Unglued Over Water Prices

So... if you haven't seen it already, Fresno County Supervisor Buddy Mendes blew up a public commenter last week. At issue was a proposed rate hike on water. When a speaker asked in public comment whether water was "a right or privledge", Mendes blew up: "your leftist buddies up there in Northern California won't let them run the pumps! That's why that water is so expensive! So don't come here in front of me and lie like you're doing right now!" 

Fresno Bee has the video here, as does ABC 30. The Bee has also posted a rather scathing Editorial criticizing the outburst here

Photo Credit: Screencapped from ABC 30.