There are still the vocal few. Former selectman Adam Bond has been critical of the board in recent months for refusing to try to renegotiate with the tribe. He resigned in January as a result of this conflict and has continued to vocalize his dissatisfaction on his blog. "The whole ability for them to make lemonade out of this lemon is gone," he said of the board recently. "The deal is sputtering."-- From Casino deal loses its luster
In The Cape Cod Times
By Stephanie Vosk
June 29, 2009 6:00 AM
Stephanie, please. Stop encouraging him.
Adam Bond resigned in January because he could no longer manipulate the Board do whatever he wanted them to do, whenever he wanted them to do it.
He resigned because he saw the writing on the wall and wanted to distance himself from it.
He resigned because he was losing control and proceeded to have an ego meltdown.
He resigned because he wanted to play the victim.
His resignation wasn't noble. It was a hissy fit.
Bond only wanted Middleboro to renegotiate with the Tribe because it finally dawned on him what an embarrassing hack job of an IGA he'd so proudly negotiated and signed in the first place. When he perceived an opening to repair his public image, he jumped on it.
If he'd really wanted to help Middleboro and repair the IGA, he would have stayed on the Board where he could have actually done something about it - despite his personality issues with the other members.
As far as remaining critical of the Board - it's only because he can't get the usual suspects to do it for him - by endlessly harassing and attempting to intimidate them over the Internet, the air waves or by other means - like back in the good old days.
And, as for making lemonade out of a lemon - the time for that was back in the Summer of 2007 when he could have ceased dividing the town, angering the region and canoodling behind the scenes with Glenn Mashall, casino investors, and anyone else he thought could help his career.
"Vocal few?" Bond is just vocal. Period. And everything he does is for himself.
So please... please stop giving the ultimate opportunist a platform to reinvent himself so he can do it all again.