The whole thing is falling apart. Tim’s vaunted casino deal, I mean. Some proposals are untenable from the start; this is one of those.
Let’s recap. What were three poor tribes are now one. The Leech Lake and Red Earth bands remain poor –no surprise there- but dropped out when Tim folded the Vegas casino proposal into the Casino-at-Racino deal. White Earth clings to the hope that not only will this doomed project become law but that it can somehow successfully compete with Mystic Lake and Vegas-at-Canterbury Downs. That’s like me opening a small to midsized grocery store smack dab between Cub Foods and Byerly’s.
Granted, I don’t generally like Tim’s policy choices but let’s face it, this guy will say and do anything to stay in office. Promises one day; broken promises the next.
Note to all future Pawlenty partners; recall Regan’s words: trust, but verify.