To (where else?) the New York Post:
By destroying the West Side stadium ("Dead Duck," June 7), Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and the Democrats finished what al Qaeda started on 9/11.Wow. It had been awhile since I'd heard the "If we don't do [my pet cause that has nothing to do with terrorism], the terrorists win" argument construction- I had assumed that one died out around 2002. It should have, anyway.
A politician voting to "destroy" a project that doesn't yet exist, resulting in exactly zero deaths, with the stated reason being that he'd rather concentrate on rebuilding Ground Zero? On an issue that has nothing whatsoever to do with partisian politics? A politician who, for all his faults, is an ardent Zionist and even more combative foe of terrorism? Oh yea, just like Bin Laden.
(Disclosures: I'm no relation to Sheldon Silver, and supported the West Side Stadium from its birth to its death.)Posted by Stephen Silver at June 8, 2005 05:37 AM