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10-02-2007, 02:53 PM
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predperson
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Originally Posted by braindead View Post
No worries people. I firmly believe that this is just a set-up to help the new mayor. If he immediately gives in to what the new group wants, then he looks like a pushover and spends political capital to make it happen. This way, he shows that he rebuffed them, backed them into having to give up the deal and then gave them the minimum lease changes needed to keep the lights on at the arena.... for the good of the taxpayers. Expect a "counter offer" from the city that the group "reluctantly" agrees to (or something very close to it). I suspect the whole dance has been staged fairly carefully.
That sounds plausible...the whole political system is a "game".

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