This Indianapolis Observer weeps to see the depths of cronyism Indy has descended to under the current mayor. Take over management of Conseco but give all of Conseco's income to the Pacers? Well, why not! The taxpayers already pay for Lucas Oil Stadium but give all the revenue it generates to the Colts! And don't get me started on the giveaway of the water company. Or Brizzi's idiocy (especially re Durham).
Indy was on an upward track (launched by Lugar and Hudnut, who actually seemed to have the city foremost in their minds, not their bank accounts), but under Ballard, it seems to exist only to enrich the politically-connected.