Pay Nat Ford His Money and Get Him Out of Here
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The lead rabble-rouser decrying Ford's $384,000 walkin' money is state Sen. Leland Yee. Aspiring panderers ought to line up and watch Yee's histrionics the way young ballplayers gawped at Barry Bonds in the batting cage. Way back when, Supervisor Harvey Milk went so far in the name of cheap populism as to intentionally tread in dog shit. Yee would have picked up the shit, brandished it before the cameras, and said, "Look what I almost stepped in."
Carrying on the fecal motif, a little while back SF Weekly reported how much the city spends on toilet paper. This was done to establish a point of relativity in the hyperexpensive world of city politics. It's hard to take populist cries about the abomination of handing Ford a $384,000 severance package when San Francisco expends $833,113 on toilet paper.
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So, pay Nat Ford his money. And get him out of here. Political theater is easy. Getting a transit system to run properly is not.