criticizes tribal council members who, he said, ignored legal advice by speaking out about Marshall.And not only that, but Hendricks
"It will serve no other purpose but to implicate and tie the tribe to something it did not do," he wrote. "It's the ultimate power play that will definitely hurt our gaming strategy and other economic development plans."
also blames newspapers and complains about information being "telegraphed" to the Cape Cod Times by "certain tribe members."Yeah, that's right. By exposing the truth about Glenn Marshall, Herb Strather and the dirty dealings behind the Mashpee Wampanoag's recognition, some tribal members have gone and ruined it for everyone else. I mean jeekers - what the hell is wrong with them! Honestly, what's more important to these people - a casino or their integrity! They coulda been contendas!
Listen, casinos aren't about buying ostritch-skin boots or funding firetrucks. They aren't supposed to damage the environment or make millionaires out of the middle-class. They're supposed to bring assistance to people with actual need.
"Gaming strategy". Good one. Is that the strategy that required paying for Federal recognition, shunning anyone who didn't agree with you, and assuming Federal policy would give you a free pass all the way to the bank?
And "ultimate power play". Another good one. As if Hendicks and anyone else in love with this mega casino insanity weren't more than delighted to use any method of power they could get their hands on - from political 'contributions' to a wooden gavel to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in order to help it along.
And so, for every Tribal leader, local selectmen, business owner, CRACpot and flying monkey who has, during the course of this casino debacle, blamed shunned tribe members, newspapers or anti-casino bloggers for exposing their criminal activities, causing them to lose business, blemishing their reputation or revealing their embarrassing foibles, repeated excesses, or overall stupidity - I have just have one thing to say.
Look in the mirror.