Saturday, June 04, 2005

Pork before Principle -- the fundamental nature of politics.

There's been much political to-do around here of late about the proposed building of a pro football stadium / convention center some blocks north of where I live in Manhattan -- with the decision deadline imminent as the proposal is an integral part of New York City's bid to host the 2012 Olympics.

The nature of the city's idiotic land use rules that allow enough of America's supposedly most valuable real estate to remain a wasteland to have enough room to build a pro-football stadium on it has been discussed previously. But that's another story.

The final vote on the stadium has repeatedly been put off due to the Hamlet-like indecision of one of the three political leaders who must approve it, Democratic State Assembly leader Sheldon Silver (the others being Republicans Governor George Pataki and State Senate leader Joe Bruno).

What could cause such endless indecision, about a project so long studied?

[Find out by reading more... with an update.]