Tape Refutes Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's Claims He Opposed Marlins Stadium
|Julio Robaina changes positions faster than a Reality Kings porn movie.|
Well there is no need to go to Gimenez. All voters have to do is see the archived footage from the March 23, 2009 meeting. Eye on Miami already posted the clip of Robaina sucking up to the Marlins.
Speaking after former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, Robaina gushed about how Hialeah residents backed the ball park because it would create jobs. He said:
I stand before you in approval of this item and to recognize that back in 1999 as a city council member I put on the straw ballot whether or not the residents of my city wanted the Marlins to stay. Overwhelmingly, at that moment, the vote yes. Today, the vote continues to be yes. Just last month we received a report that over 10,000 of my residents are receiving unemployment compensation. I bet you the majority are in the construction industry. They are looking forward to this being approved also. We must recognize the commitment of two entities like I have never seen before in my lifetime in this community: the Florida Marlins and Major League Baseball.Robaina's hypocrisy wasn't lost on Eye On Miami blogger Genius of Despair, who writes: "Shame on you Julio, the tape doesn't lie." We asked Robaina for a response through his assistant Arnaldo Alonso, who referred us to the mayor's campaign spokeswoman Ana Carbonell. She did not respond to an email requesting comment.
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