Apparently, Koczera attempted to add a firm deadline to the Governor's compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, currently awaiting a vote of approval from the State legislature, because:
“It’s in my area that the jobs are going to be in limbo and purgatory pending the land in trust issue. That’s the only reason I’m raising these issues. If I didn’t fight, I don’t know who will,” Koczera said, adding that he did not have a “high comfort level” that the Patrick administration held any sway with the U.S. Department of Interior to move the land-in-trust application in a “reasonable amount of time.”As a result, Koczera came under fire from the Tribe, which, as always, views the majority of commonly accepted business practices as an affront to it's sovereignty.
But Koczera's not getting the supidity award today.
In fact, if you're under the impression, despite all the evidence (which you probably haven't bothered to look at) that a casino will actually help the local economy, Kocera's deadline is actually kind of smart.
“He just wants you to save the economy of southeast Massachusetts the way you saved the pilgrims,”
And so, Senator Candaras, for reasons you are obviously beyond all hope of understanding, you are today's well-deserving recipient of the Stupidity Award (or, as it's known by Cedric Cromwell, an army of casino lobbyists and the gods of inevitability - the There's-One-Born-Every-Minute Award.)