The aircraft pictured above, now valued as worthless, was used as collateral for a $500,000 public loan to contractor Scot Spencer.

Monday, December 19, 2011 – 10:15 a.m.

Nice try. But it’s too late!

Too late, for those involved, to runaway from the mess at the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) that is.

All the elected officials, current and former, ever associated with the two agencies are throwing contractor Scot Spencer under the bus.

As they should.

This is a scandal that’s going to take-down a lot of people. And attempting to play the handy Monopoly “Get Out of Jail Free” card isn’t going to work.

Even though both agencies were ran like a monopoly board.

An ongoing federal investigation is going to ferret out just what happened, who was paid, and who was involved.

All the official pronouncements of “we’re cleaning house” just won’t do here.

Though it is entertaining to say the least.

Let’s face it. If the Fed’s hadn’t rolled in the door the same malfeasance would have continued on without a glitch.

Remember all the public defending by San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris and County Supervisor Josie Gonzales?

They were both outraged at the criticism of the money wasted.

Remember all the “agency paid for” reports and studies saying the airport is viable?

Almost $200,000,000 has been blown on the former Norton Air Force Base.

By the way some are acting, one would think it was just $200,000.