At least three Rendell donors linked to slots proposals

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Postby Judy on Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:44 pm

You know we were listening to Bettman's comments on the issue last night. It's pretty bad when Rendell can actually make HIM look good. :x
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Postby penny lane on Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:00 pm

2 or 3 of the gaming board were named by Gov Eddie +
a couple others directly from Philadelphia... fix stinks

where's bob woodward & carl bernstein when you need them?
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Re: PA gaming board

Postby Draftnik on Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:06 pm

penny lane wrote:2 or 3 of the gaming board were named by Gov Eddie +
a couple others directly from Philadelphia... fix stinks

where's bob woodward & carl bernstein when you need them?
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Do you know how politics work? Why do you think people/corporations donate $$ to politicians? Out of the goodness of their hearts? No, it is to buy influence. It is an investment. Pens owner Ron Burkle might be the single largest donor in the entire Democratic party. He is easily in the top 5. Do you think this whale would get pushed around by some punk goldfish?

Rendell appoined 3 members to the commission. The state leadership of the Democratic/Republican Senate/House appointed the other 4.
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Re: PA gaming board

Postby dboss on Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:15 pm

Draftnik wrote:
penny lane wrote:2 or 3 of the gaming board were named by Gov Eddie +
a couple others directly from Philadelphia... fix stinks

where's bob woodward & carl bernstein when you need them?
:P


Do you know how politics work? Why do you think people/corporations donate $$ to politicians? Out of the goodness of their hearts? No, it is to buy influence. It is an investment. Pens owner Ron Burkle might be the single largest donor in the entire Democratic party. He is easily in the top 5. Do you think this whale would get pushed around by some punk goldfish?


I would hope he wouldn't be pushed around, BUT why hasn't he already used his influence to get Rendell on board with the Pens plan. I would expect his investment to double, and that is conservative, if the Pens get a new arena. To donate an extra $1mill for him would be nothing to raise your profit to $24 million.

Also, is the gaming board even allowed to negotiate with applicants?
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Re: PA gaming board

Postby Draftnik on Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:30 pm

dboss wrote:I would hope he wouldn't be pushed around, BUT why hasn't he already used his influence to get Rendell on board with the Pens plan. I would expect his investment to double, and that is conservative, if the Pens get a new arena. To donate an extra $1mill for him would be nothing to raise your profit to $24 million. Also, is the gaming board even allowed to negotiate with applicants?


Relax. Rendell said yesterday the license won't be awarded before November at the earliest. This could drag into 2007 since the declaration of complete applications has not occurred yet. There is no reason for anybody to make their best/final pitches right now. Posters are acting as if the license will be awarded at 4PM today. As I posted before the gaming board can put conditions on licenses.
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Postby randy on Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:15 pm

I hope you are right. The recent pay raise debacle has given people here a very poor opinion of the entire political process. Alot of us that have dealt with this "commonwealth" know that they have a unique ability to do nothing right and screw things up.
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