Sunday, April 18, 2010
Ballard's Sell Out To Herb Simon
Editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel captures the best image of what Greg Ballard has done to us on the issue of paying a $15 million a year subsidy to billionaire Herb Simon. Ballard continues to demonstrate just how far he has lost his way in an interview with WTHR's Mary Milz. "If they leave, somebody has to run the building," Ballard told Milz. "The [Capital Improvement Board] has to run the building anyway, so it might be more frugal, since we know how to get, you know, we are very efficient in how we do business," Ballard said. Ballard is too stupid to understand that if the Pacers bail, the Simons will have to pay us a break up fee of about $150 million. Who gives a damn if the Pacers are no longer playing at Conseco Fieldhouse? We can pay off the debt on the building with that kind of money. We won't have to spend millions on a new scoreboard, Wi-Fi, floors, kitchens, etc. that the Simons are demanding we do. And we'll have another 40 nights a year to rent out the fieldhouse for other events.