Does that make sense? I mean, did we pay for AT&T Park? Not really, right?
So why should we pay a dime for the America’s Cup? Crazy (Like a Fox) Larry Ellison could certainly afford to pay for his boat party so why doesn’t he just pay for his boat party? If he doesn’t like that, then he can host his shindig someplace else, right?
The way things are going, Bridget Fonda will be the only remaining fan of Crazy Larry:
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Now Larry cares what people in the bay area think about him, right?
And Larry told the previous Mayor “I’ll give you anything for any project,” right?
So let’s figure the exact eight-figure amount that this thing will cost us, as best we can, and then tell Larry’s people as soon as we can so he can start making alternative arrangements. And then, if he forks over the cash, all the presumed benefits we may or may not net will just be gravy, and we’ll all sing the praises of Saint Larry the Reviver of San Francisco.
Why not let’s do that?