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?
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?