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.
NO STOPPIN' STADIUM
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.