Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Cornerstone of Shamelessness

Reader jm writes in:

Little wonder the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp. is pushing to lay the cornerstone during the Republican Convention. The Chairman of the LMRC (quoted in the NYTimes article) is John C. Whitehead, a Republican and former deputy secretary of state under Reagan, who has been a heavy political contributor in the past .

Even better, Roland Betts is another member of the LMRC board. From his bio: "For nine years, Mr. Betts was lead owner of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. The Texas Rangers were purchased in 1989 by a group of investors assembled by Mr. Betts and President George W. Bush."