Thomson Worst

In the PiPress’s thorough and thoughtful coverage of Eagan-based publisher Thomson West’s $15 million taxpayer ransom demand, the company served up particularly dim spin.

The article reads: “Why should elected officials spend public money for a construction project that the company can easily afford on its own in the city where it prefers to expand anyway?

Richard H. King, chief operaions officer of Thomson West’s legal and regulatory division in Eagan, might have the most honest answer: This is how the game is played. Economic incentives area a fact of life.”

For those of you who don’t speak Corleone, here is the translation: “We made them an offer they can’t refuse.”

– Loveland