2008_11_gangsta.jpgThe NY Post is not shying away from tackling large-scale national issues. So following some comments last week from President-elect Obama dissing guys who let their pants ride low, they sent a reporter out onto the streets of New York to see what kind of reaction he'd get while looking like a lost member of the Funky Bunch. The reporter, Justin Rocket Silverman, encountered girls who rejected him, a maitre d' who begrudgingly gave him a table and cops who told him how much they enjoy the gangsta style because it makes chasing perps all the easier as they struggle to keep their waistline up. The Post says that New York is considering a fine against the look that has already been put on the books in Lousiana. Obama doesn't support going that far, but did say, "Brothers should pull up their pants. You're walking by your mother, your grandmother, and your underwear is showing - what's wrong with that?"