As reported earlier on this page, our Board of Supervisors raised $11,000 for Japan — and did so by doing what it would do anyway.
David Chiu was going to ride his bike. Now he gets some company, and $250 goes to disaster relief. Eric Mar was going to go to the Academy of Sciences (and, surely, Facebook it). Now he has a pal. And, Jane Kim, who dresses like she's going to go to a night on the town during supes' meetings, was going to go to a night on the town. Now someone is paying $1,300 to the needy in order to tag along.
Good show on behalf of our elected leaders. But we can't help but think there are things the general public might have paid even a bit more dearly for. To wit:
A trip to McDonald's with Eric Mar (during which Gabriel Haaland will tell him what to order);
A lecture on pension and health care obligations from Sean Elsbernd. Extra if he signs the spreadsheets;
An incredibly awkward game of one-on-one basketball with Scott Wiener;