"I have some misgivings about a casino in any city, because I think the whole point is to create a resort destination, and I don't think there is a city in Massachusetts that has enough space for that kind of facility …."
– Deval Patrick
"We are still interested in seeing a full entertainment destination location in our city, more specifically at Suffolk Downs. Jobs and economic development in that area depend on it."
– Spokeswoman for Boston Mayor Tom Menino
Doesn’t this have a familiar ring? Before there is an official proposal from the Governor to legalize casinos in Massachusetts, our pols are already circling like sharks to get access to this fresh meat.
Just wait until they have an actual proposal “on the table” to fight over.
But no worries, folks. Led by Deval, “together we can” find a way for our pols to divvy up this new opportunity for tax revenue and patronage. That’s what Deval meant during his campaign, isn’t it?