The Wampanoag tribe is reeling from the news that the chairman of the tribal council, the man who led the tribe to federal recognition, and the inevitable quest to have a casino of its own …. played fast and loose with his resume.
It’s one thing to claim a fake college degree, it’s another to claim five Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. There are sites devoted to uncovering this sort of thing, and today Glenn Marshall of Mashpee probably wishes he hadn’t.
Will this torpedo the planned casino from being built in Middleboro, Mass (a good distance from Mashpee, the seat of the Wampanoags) probably not. That torpedo lies in the hands of the governor.
Ah, local politics ….
And let me go on the record against casinos. Gambling, it is said, is a tax on people who are bad at math.