Keller @ Large: Casino With Racing The Better Bet?

May 8, 2014 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Casino With Racing The Better Bet?
" BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Patrick says Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby’s decision to attend a VIP party at Suffolk Downs last Saturday was “not a wise decision,” given that his hosts for the affair are competing for a commission casino license that Crosby will soon vote on.

That is an understatement.

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Yes, Crosby paid for his ticket and is in general a man of principle, albeit one with an unfortunate taste for fancy parties and fancy expense-account meals. But this was the wrong time to be partying with an entity whose financial future you hold power over.

And the official excuse for his visit – that it was a show of support as part of Crosby’s official duties as part of the group that oversees horse racing here – is absurd.

He’s a regulator, not a cheerleader "

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