The quote heard ’round the country

Perhaps the last word to come to mind on the leafy outer blocks of Jackson Street is “bitter.” Yet it was here, during an afternoon of fund-raising in the neighborhood on April 6, 2008, that Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama offered his observations about embittered blue-collar workers, stoking political debate around the country — and giving the chattering classes fresh opportunity to rail against elitist San Franciscans.

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