San Francisco’s epic fail

The announcement by filmmaker George Lucas that he has chosen Chicago over San Francisco for his $700 million museum of Hollywood memorabilia and art might be expected to chasten San Francisco. There, hubristic officials swarmed over his proposal to locate in the Presidio and picked it apart so insufferably they managed to blow a tremendous home field advantage.

But no.

“This decision is the city’s loss. But it is also a loss for Lucas, and the potential of his vision,” wrote the Chronicle board, one of the naysaying culprits.

The ed board insightfully adds, “There will be a temptation to write this off as yet another example of San Francisco’s haughtiness toward wealth and aversion to change as chasing away a cultural facility that would be prized anywhere else.”

Oh, nonsense! You did nothing wrong, guys. You were impeccable, as usual.

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