”We need a football team here,” [Los Angeles Mayor Antonio] Villaraigosa told radio host Rikki Kleiman. “It's the entertainment capital of America, and we need a football team here. What I've said, though, is we're not spending public money for it. We're not going to subsidize the building of stadiums.”Nice. If only more politicians felt the same way about…you know, a thousand other things.
“We think the Coliseum would be a great place, and we think there would be private-sector people who would be willing to bring a team here and do what we need to do to make that team successful,” Villaraigosa said.
Friday, August 12, 2005
Posted by Glen Whitman at 1:03 PM
…And a politician says something can be desirable without deserving a subsidy: