Sunday, April 13, 2008

In the Broadwater Fight, the Flea Won

There must be a fable in some culture about how a flea, through persistence, kills a gorilla or a lion or some other creature that wants to impose its will on creatures who don't want to be imposed upon.

Maybe Sid Bail, from the Wading River Civic Association, should write a contemporary version. It was back in late 2004, when the Broadwater proposal was brand new, that Sid was quoted in the Long Island section of the New York Times about the David-versus-Goliath odds of people from Long Island fighting Shell and TransCanada, Broadwater's corporate sponsors.

"I see us as a flea on the buttocks of Shell Oil," Sid said back then.

The flea won.



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