Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mayoral candidates won't say whether they are for or against soccer stadium

From Capital New York:

On Monday, Earth Day, the mayoral candidates appeared at a forum hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters and held at the Great Hall at the Cooper Union, where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the "right makes might" address that helped propel him to the White House.

At one point well into what was a largely uneventful mayoral forum, moderator Brian Lehrer, of WNYC, asked the candidates to raise their hands if they were "solidly for the stadium."

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, former comptroller Bill Thompson, former M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota, former Bronx Borough president Adolfo Carrion, oil and supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis, former councilman Sal Albanese, and Doe Fund founder George McDonald all kept their hands in their laps.

"Is anybody solidly against the stadium?"

No one raised their hands.


Anonymous said...

That, Queens, is what happens when you play lapdog.

If YOU don't stick your neck out for YOU, no one else will.

In their estimation, there is nothing to be gained by spending any capital supporting the people of Queens.

What does that tell you about the rest of the city's attitude about us?

What does this tell you about us?

Anonymous said...

Typical politicians...

Anonymous said...

Then Sock them

Anonymous said...

Take some time to recognize that we've made a bit of progress here folks.

In the old days (to gain favor) pols might have emphasized that they did not support the soccer stadium, then reverse their position after they got elected.

Now they're afraid to say anything, pro or con, about the MLS venue. The pressure is on, and you voters are learning.

It's a slow learning curve in Queens, but there's hope yet...that we will become an enlightened electorate...unafraid of our political employees.