by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
News coverage of the great purchase by Buncombe County of emergency land adds no more information. Any bombast will capture the promulgation. The vote was split 4-3 along party lines, so it must be a Democrat business. Since we don’t get into politics on this site, I cannot speculate on whether it manufactures Democrats (like the little androids popping out of the dough machine on Lost in Space) or just promotes a cause (like lawsuits or whatever a big anti-fracking factory would make).
Continuing the train of thought was a discussion about videotaping closed sessions. This also, freakishly, is a partisan issue, with Democrats saying it is a bad idea. Concerns were raised that cronies needed to keep everything on the lamb:
Ben Teague, director of the Asheville Economic Development Coalition . . . noted that it’s very important to maintain trust during the process, stating that not all businesses care to have their private discussions aired as public record during the course of a potential development.
And that, my friend, is a case of public risk for private benefit.