Thursday, November 24, 2005

Carrion cuts his own throat

So it is true: Carrion is politically inept. Who would have thunk? I guess never having to actually run a campaign (always running virtually unopposed, after all) has made our boy tone deaf to the wishes of his constituents. Actually, it isn't that he doesn't hear what we want: obviously, he doesn't CARE.

This is what you get when you have a political machine, and note that the machine is in favor of this stadium.

This article was published in the Post today. As always, click the title above to read it over at the Post's website.


November 24, 2005 -- Unswayed by community opposition, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion vowed yesterday to push ahead with plans to build a new Yankee Stadium.

"This project . . . will be the single largest investment in The Bronx in probably more than 100 years," Carrion told The Post.

Carrion and the Yankees struck out Tuesday night before Bronx Community Board 4, which voted 16-8, with five abstentions, to scuttle the Yankees' proposal to build a stadium in John Mulally Park, across 161st Street from the storied House that Ruth Built.

Stadium opponents were surprised Carrion, often mentioned as a mayoral candidate for 2009, is not heeding their views.

"He is committing suicide . . . He's in such a good position to become mayor. How could he do that?" said Lillian B. Smith of Bronx Voices for Equal Inclusion, an anti-stadium group.

Stadium opponents want the Yankees to either renovate the existing ballpark or build their new stadium at a site to the south.

Bill Sanderson


At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called having balls! It's also called believing in the project when it's more tempting to score easy political points and shift positions! You call it arrogance. I call it chutzpah!

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous D, 22, youth of the community said...

I can't believe that he has said that! It shows that the "President" of the Bronx don't care about the Bronx residents as much as he says he does. This is totally unacceptable! He will NOT be reelected as the Bronx Borough President, this says it all. In his statement I felt that he pretty much just said, F**k all of you, this project is still gonna go up. If he doesn't care about the voice(s) of the people, then the residents and I who oppose this project give two s***s about him. He has gone too far!

At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, first, the Boro Pres cannot run for re-election, so he's not worried about that. But we do believe he has his eyes on higher office (read, "Mayor").
It is regrettable that as voters, we gave our elected officials "power of attorney" to vote our best interests and they have let us down, big time! I keep hearing that the community was consulted on this project. I suspect those community groups who are dependent on public funds were the ones "consulted" ("support the project or lose funding"). I've been attending numerous meetings of community groups and I don't find anyone who supports the project.
As a resident said at the Town Hall meeting; "Shame on you, Mr. Borough President"!


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