By Dan Kennedy • The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions

Fuzzy math over fuzzy dice

Jason Schwartz, blogging for Boston magazine, reports that Gov. Deval Patrick is relying on casino revenue numbers so wildly optimistic that even noted casino cheerleader Clyde Barrow of UMass Dartmouth doesn’t buy them.

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  1. Anonymous

    Only in MA could a gam(bl)ing expert be named “Clyde Barrow”. No idea if his wife is named Bonnie. Also on the rolodex of local reporters is hotel safety expert “Norman Bates”. Honest to God, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

  2. Anonymous

    Dan, You’re making the mistake of presuming logic is being used. It’s like the bank robber who rationalized the stick-up by saying “but I REALLY needed the money!” Until that latest billion of incremental spending goes away, (or another source of union jobs to replace the Big Dig is discovered), we’re toast.

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