The Advisability of the Baseball Compact Isn't The Issue
The issue of your suckitude, Linda, isn't really related to the question of whether the deal between Williams and MLB was a good one for DC. Reasonable people can disagree as to whether it's a deal that we can swallow as a city -- see the comment about Fenty below -- and few people, even stadium supporters, can claim with a straight face that it's a good deal. (I question whether Tony himself could really say it, in front of the hot lights, without grimacing. I certainly don't think he'd pass a polygraph doing so.) I happen to believe that the auxiliary benefits of job creation and neighborhood revitalization, combined with the public good of professional baseball, justify the agreement. But I can understand why smart, concientious folks might think otherwise.
No Linda, you don't suck because you question the wisdom of the Compact -- you suck because you're so damn disingenous, because you've contrived to be on every side of the goddamn issue, and because you've repeatedly played hide-the-agenda in a pathetic effort to claw your way into the spotlight. You suck because you're a cheap hack unconvincingly garbing yourself in the ill-fitting roles of a reformer and defender of the public purse. You suck because you knowingly embraced the ludicrous false dichotomy of "ballpark vs. schools." You suck because you're an unusually destructive demogogue in a city that breeds them like lobbyists. Adrian Fenty doesn't suck, nor does Catania, nor do Kwame Brown or (on this issue, and for the time being) Barry -- despite the fact that they all oppose public financing -- but you do suck, because you're in this for Linda first.
Last night, Harold Brazil (whom I voted against, despite the fact that I knew Brown disagreed with me on the ballpark) asked why you waited 11 hours to spring your midnight surprise. That's a good question to which there isn't a good answer. And that's because you suck.