Ok, what do you do if you're an ex-selectman with an irresistible sweet tooth for the spotlight but the candy dish is all empty?
Why, you call the local newspaper that you've dissed in the past, reinvent the role you played in the casino chronicles and mention that you've "joined forces" with a few "of the most vocal" members of the casino opposition.
(Heck, nobody saw that coming...)
Well I'm one of the most vocal members of the casino opposition - and frankly I wouldn't work together with Bond to bail out a sinking life boat.
Wanna know why? Because I'd know he'd turn around one day and say something to the effect of, "Gladys Kravitz and I managed to put aside our differences so that we could do something wonderful for humanity. And this proves that I am indeed swell."
And then a lot of people who didn't know any better might read that sort of thing and imagine that this Bond character must really be swell. Perhaps he's just misunderstood. That's all.
They wouldn't know how Bond hadn't actually been suckered by inevitability - as much as he'd become the leading evangelist for the casino deal. Or how he'd labeled the opposition as "braying donkeys". And how he'd slipped a little mickey called Section 22 B into the IGA which effectively forces town leadership to do anything the Tribe wants regarding the casino project - then lied about it on TV. And how he promoted his participation in the whole casino circus on his professional web site. And how he once even tried to see if there was a way to stop much needed highway improvements to Rte. 44 to speed the way for the casino construction.
So much for humanity.
But rest assured, while he's
waiting to see what other indictments come downhe really wants us all to know that he's still working on that deal.
Bond wants to hammer out expectations that are unstated in the agreement, and points to the tribe’s brief and rejected attempt to negotiate with the governor as an example.
not getting out of the fight, just moving it into a different ring
And you can trust him because ...
he’s had “one or two” meetings with Marshall since the scandal eruptedYikes.
And when did he experience a "change of heart"? Why does he seem to realize that a casino is not inevitable anymore, which he states was his reason for brokering a deal for Middleboro, yet plans to continue fighting for the IGA? It makes no sense. Unless you're Adam Bond, I suppose.
While anyone who's gotten to know him can certainly understand why Bond would want to reinvent himself, as far as canoodling with con-men and hammering on the IGA - now that he's off the Board of Selectmen - hasn't this issue has become the proverbial dead parrot. In other words, it's not going anywhere. It's moot. He can't move it to a 'different ring'. He can't do anything about it.
"It's passed on. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot."Perhaps Mr. Bond should "come to terms" with that.