San Francisco: let the soul-searching begin

After jerking George Lucas around, and losing his museum, losing the America’s Cup races and losing 49er stadium, the light bulb has gone off in San Francisco.

“San Francisco is like the most beautiful girl in high school who finds herself without a date for the prom, spurned by the big men on campus who favor nice girls with great personalities,” the Chronicle wrote. 

It quotes a political consultant, “Sometimes in San Francisco we engage in rigorous analysis that leads to paralysis.” 

Yes, if by “rigorous analysis” is meant that every semi-socialist liberal leader piles so many spread-the-wealth requirements onto projects that many don’t pencil out. Or if the analysis is premised on the assumption that San Francisco is so wonderful that suitors simply cannot be deterred.

Well, San Francisco is wonderful. But the excessive liberal burdens placed on the builders and creators and the baying-for-perfection progressivism bogging down the municipal debate definitely need reconsideraton.

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