Silver Sez Fuggedaboudit
So Shelly Silver says no to the West Side Stadium, essentially killing the project.
Over at DailyKos, diarist devtob discusses some of the potential fallout for Bloomberg and Pataki.
The question is, how agile will Bloomberg be in defining his re-election campaign separately from this issue? While I agree that the death of the stadium has the potential to hurt him, he has so far been curiously skilled at selling himself independently of the very project which should be his white whale. As he unleashes his ads (just caught one last night during the Mets game - a nicely-done series of interviews with "ordinary" New Yorkers - none of whom looked like the kind of people normally likely to vote Republican), and garners praise for his efforts in education, he seems poised to sidestep the very disaster that should have brought him down.
And with the Democratic struggling to articulate any kind of compelling message, his work is that much easier.