Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006 | Is it just me, or did the city of San Diego just blow one heck of an opportunity to ease the financial disaster it’s marinating in by not getting the fair market value of the land that Soledad Cross sits on from Uncle Sam?

Granted, everything about the cross stinks; from its dodgy pedigree as a “war memorial” to its lack of Constitutional legality, to the eminent domain seizure by the feds and the “consideration” by Jerry Sanders, Mr. Empty Suit of San Diego, about whether a dollar is symbolic enough as a price for transfer of title – but the very idea of losing that chunk of city real estate for nothing when this city is dead broke is enough to make a Pentecostal accountant weep.

San Diego was never known for its collective brilliance where government was concerned; I think we’ve proved our detractors right once again – that spending too much time in the sun – or in church – makes you stupid.

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