Thursday, June 18, 2009

Abandonment canard dead and buried

LSU Med School is not going to leave New Orleans.

7 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Woohoo!

E said...

It's sad that this threat was used for over three years to bully politicians into accepting a bad medical complex plan and the ridiculous process guiding it.

Jeffrey said...

It's good to hear it from the horse's mouth :)

Puddinhead said...

And Robert Irsay says the Colts won't be leaving Baltimore, either...

Windom Earle said...

When you like what he says it's true, when you don't it's "pretty slimy".

Anonymous said...

How much does this change the reality of the local economy picture? How much does this mean that the medical schools need New Orleans more than New Orleans needs the medical schools? How much does this mean that it's now OK to take whatever shots at LSU? All of a sudden there are now many Fortune 500 companies and other major employers here offering lots of high-skill high-paying jobs and others just itching to come in and lots of economic activity such that New Orleans could tell the medical schools to take a hike...not! Another strong dose of preservationism and NIMBYism is the cure to getting the local economy going and dealing with crime and blight and other assorted problems...not. It's clear that the alternatives are the "bad" LSU plan and having nothing at all given that it's abundantly clear how LSU is not looking to re-establish teaching operations at the 1939 building even if a gun were held to their head. So we are to believe that nothing is preferable to something.

E said...

Windom Earle your comment is silly.

I've been maintaining that the threat of relocation to Baton Rouge was empty and am now pointing out that one of the main guys dishonestly leveraging that threat for political gain has admitted as much.