By some accounts, the deal to sell Wrigley Field to the state will arrive in Springfield DOA. But Jim Thompson – whose track record of late is a bit dodgy (audit committee chairman while the Sun-Times was being looted; and the defense of George Ryan) is pushing on with a new strategy: Keep the public out of it.
“It makes no sense to talk about it unless or until we have a deal,” Thompson told the Sun-Times. “It just keeps stirring it up again. It opens up the dialogue for people to criticize something that’s not a deal.”
In other words, once it’s a done deal, the taxpayers can complain all they want. Even as they’re writing the check.