Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Powell Looking to Bid on Nationals

Former secretary of state, Colin Powell, has revealed a new interest: Baseball. Although the former secretary of state has been said to have left the President's Cabinet out of disappointment with President Bush's indifference to his advise, if awarded the team, Powell will not have to take orders from anyone, including the Nationals fiery manager and Hall of Fame baseball player, Frank Robinson. Robinson, who recently declared that he would "never speak to Mike Scosia (the Los Angeles Angels manager) again" over what many consider a meaningless baseball argument, might have to answer to a four star general if things go the way Powell plans them.
Interestingly, much of the media is convinced that Powell is a serious choice only because he is a registered Republican. With tax exemptions and anti-trust exemptions at the hands of the Committee for Government Reform, many Democrats believe that liberal bidder George Soros, has not a chance in hell. However, it seems that if there is one Republican who does not want to be in the pockets of those on Capitol Hill or those at the White House, it's Colin Powell.
There's interesting commentary on the subject at Oh Well: A Commentary on News and Politics. The blogger is right when he says that money and power often combine to form corruption, especially in Washington D.C. However, he is mistaken about the Nationals. The Nationals don't have money until they have a major investor like the ones mentioned above.


At 4:29 PM, Blogger wfoley said...

Here's a key question: Has the value of the franchise risen now that the underdog team is racing ahead of its division?


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