Brown as the anti-Nixon: "I am a crook"

One of the saving graces about Willie Brown is that he's got such a big ego, he can't help bragging about his (and his cronies') political malfeasance. I have a feeling I am going to use part of this quote in a future ballot argument:

“News that the Transbay Terminal is something like $300 million over budget should not come as a shock to anyone. We always knew the initial estimate was way under the real cost. Just like we never had a real cost for the Central Subway or the Bay Bridge or any other massive construction project. So get off it. In the world of civic projects, the first budget is really just a down payment. If people knew the real cost from the start, nothing would ever be approved. The idea is to get going. Start digging a hole and make it so big, there's no alternative to coming up with the money to fill it in.”

– former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, SF Chronicle column, July 28, 2013

Love & Liberty,
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You have to love the guy! Thanks for the post. I will keep that quote in mind too!