In terms of cliches, I'll add one about tearing down the termite infested house instead of wrapping it in siding.
Obviously, I wholeheartedly agree that the institution is beyond salvage, but is it possible for it to be any other way? Isn't it the idea that is irreparable? Won't the end result always be nothing more than lipstick on a pig?
I'll have more specifics later.
This ought to be great. I can hardly wait.