Decision 2000: Page 2 goes to polls

It's Election Day, and the polls are open at Page 2.

Here's the next race on our ballot:

Position: Secretary of Treasury
Job requirements: Prudence and skill at handling large budgets without running up huge deficits. Ability to gauge economic conditions.

The Candidates:

Paul Allen
Age: 47     Day job: Owner, Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks
Pro: Billionaire co-founder of Microsoft is worth more than most Third World countries.
Con: Number of championships the Blazers and Seahawks have won with his big bucks: zero.

Mark Cuban
Age: 42     Day job: Owner, Dallas Mavericks, and Internet entrepreneur
Pro: Marches to the beat of a different drummer.
Con: His drummer is an overcaffienated Keith Moon on speed at the symphony. Can you trust the judgment of someone who used his wealth to buy the Mavericks?

Alex Rodriguez
Age: 25     Day job: Free-agent shortstop
Pro: Ability to squeeze every possible cent out of some deep-pocketed baseball owner will translate well into trade negotiations.
Con: Connection with Scott Boras makes his nice-guy image questionable.

George Steinbrenner
Age: 70     Day job: Managing general partner, New York Yankees, New Jersey Nets, New Jersey Devils
Pro: Knows how to get results and make a lot of money without spending much of his own cash.
Con: How can you trade a young prospect like Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps? Buhner hits home runs. He has a rocket for an arm. (We don't care if Steinbrenner's baseball people said, "Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.")

David Stern
Age: 58     Day job: NBA commissioner
Pro: Transformed NBA from second-rate U.S. league into global behemoth.
Con: Hasn't shown he can be as successful without Michael Jordan.

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