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14th June

First Published in The New York Sun, June 14, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

It is an admirable trait for an elected official to be able to make lemonade when confronted with a carload of lemons. At first blush, this is exactly the position Michael Bloomberg finds himself in. He has taken the significant political defeat he suffered last week, when the West Side stadium plan was rejected, picked himself up, dusted himself off, and come up with a viable substitute.

By presenting the Willetts Point alternative site, the mayor appears to have not only salvaged the city’s sagging Olympic bid, but also scored some political points for doggedness in the face of adversity. (more…)