I used DownsizeDC to try the band aid analogy / SF Examiner poll

Rob,

  It makes a great letter. How about as a letter to the editor?

letters@sfchronicle.com
letters@sfexaminer.com

  By the way, the Examiner has a poll today that's definitely worth
voting in (the results, in parenthesis below, are looking pretty
good, but better never hurts):