8:15 a.m. KTSA Morning Edge Commentary 10/14/2002

Toyota's choice

For a few days I was kinda worried this handcuff stuff might jeopardize Toyota and PGA Village. Like they'll run off screaming in revulsion at our corruption.

On second thought, fat chance. Anyone seriously think land developers, the PGA, and Toyota aren't used to dealing with a few crooks now and then? They must do business with shady politicians almost all the time. Business as usual, as they say. Corruption's out there everywhere. They deal with it.

Anyway, even if the out-of-town big boys with all the bucks don't want to deal with City Hall as it is, wait a couple of years, four at most, and it'll automatically be all new people at the council table. If a few more of 'em have to take perpwalks, the turnover will come all the sooner.

Mega-developers look at bucks. You don't distract their laser vision away from money, simply by putting handcuffs on a couple of district politicians. Lose NO sleep over losing any of these big fish.

Councilmen Sanders and Martin have one thing working for them. Everyone's short attention span. It hasn't been a week and people are bored with vote sellers and looking for new tittilation. By the first of November we probably won't remember whats-his-name, or the other guy either.

I'm Brad Messer with commentary at 8:15 on KTSA's Morning Edge.

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