Sunday, June 29, 2008

Manny Maroun

If nothing else he is a sharp businessman. Right in the middle of the DRIC study to build a second bridge from Windsor to Detroit he comes out and tells everyone that he is going to twin the Ambassador Bridge that he owns. Who cares that there is a binational study going on that will decide the best place to put one. He just ups and starts digging up both ends of the bridge to expand the plazas. Gets the state government online to revamp the I75 and I96 ramps and all at breakneck speeds. I wonder how many friends he has in government, it seems lots. Unfortunately for him his best friend is the mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick. If you have not heard about Detroits famous mayor then you must be living under a rock.

Needless to say the politics are as thick and messy as can be on the Michigan side and he just ignores everyone over here and keeps building. His latest rant was if they build another bridge he will loose money. No shit sherlock. His real bitch is that they are going to build a bridge that he is neither going to own or control.

Just watch. he will spend all that money on the plazas and aproaches and when he doesn't get to build the twin span he will sue everyone on both sides of the border and accept the consolation prize of control and management of the new bridge for a 50 year lease.

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