Today's lease stories: from The Post, "Stadium Pact To Be Revised For Financing
," and from the WashTimes, "Council fails to reach deal on stadium lease
." No one is leaping up and down with joy about the new agreement, and while Mayor Bow Tie says he'll get the documentation about the construction agreement to the council by Friday, council members appear to be suspicious of any promises that aren't backed up with legally binding documents, so a Feb. 7 vote is looking kind of iffy. UPDATE:
And here is the AP story on the mayor's comments during his weekly briefing
today. Guess what? He's optimistic! UPDATE, 9:50 pm
: NBC 4 says that Mayor Tony is getting tired of it all
, and saying that it's time to put up or shut up, and vote on the agreeement: "I think it's now time to have a vote. I do not have any intention whatsoever this time of withdrawing the legislation. I think we just need to have a vote. And if you want baseball, this is what we have."