This will be amusing. I think the old governor's got a lot of bad possibilities if/when FC wins. He needs to figure out some way to pay for an arena. He knows that if the Pens are looking like they are going to leave by next November, that it could easily lead to his election defeat. He doesn't want to have FC not get the license, so he needs to craft an alternative plan. So, all of a sudden Plan B crops up. Plan B will in some way involve a Penguin contribution and a public contribution.
Wouldn't it be hilarious to watch if the Pens accept Plan B and say they are willing to donate. Ed is happy and think his problem is solved. But the old folks/yinzers in the county all get super pissed off about the public funding portion, and THEY decide to vote him out of office for ramming an arena down their throats.
That would be getting our cake, and eating it, too. Pens stay, Rendell leaves. We all win.