February 5, 2008, - 6:03 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
You’ve no doubt heard of that tiny little attraction of the coast of San Francisco known as Alcatraz. It’s only the second most popular paid tourist attraction in San Fran, with 1.4 million visitors a year. (The most popular is the Liberace/Mike Brady Memorial Bath House/Disco/Laundromat. No, actually, the cable cars are number one).
But some lefties (is there any other sort of person in San Fran?) think that Alcatraz should be scrapped as a successful tourist attraction and made into . . . an international peace center?! HUH?
The proposal is on the loony San Fran Super Tuesday ballot today. No surprise, as the unofficial motto of Frisco is no longer, “Home of Rice-a-Roni.” Now, it’s: If it ain’t broke, “fix” it. Gives new meaning to the movie title, “Escape from Alcatraz,” and not in a good way. Those proposing this idea claim that a global peace center on Alcatraz would draw even more tourists than the former prison. Um, maybe a mental institution is more appropriate for the island . . . to house these delusionally afflicted.
A better idea: Make Alcatraz a prison for international peace activists. That combines the best of both ideas. Better yet, make it a prison for international peace activists and Gitmo detainees to battle it out for positions as martyrs for Allah. Then, it would make an even more spectacular tourist attraction. And libs would finally get their wish of closing Gitmo.
Tags: Debbie Schlussel, Escape From Alcatraz, San Francisco, Super Tuesday