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Glenn Marshall resurfaces

We interrupt this week’s orgy of national political news to tell you that Glenn Marshall — the convicted rapist and phony war hero who helped target Middleborough as the home for the world’s largest gambling casino — continues to pull strings behind the scenes.

George Brennan of the Cape Cod Times reports that Marshall is neither forgotten nor gone from the circles of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which he served as president before his past was brought to light by Cape Cod Today and the Cape Cod Times.

And just to bring this full circle: As I recently wrote here, here and here, it’s ludicrous to pretend that the Spectrum Gaming report commissioned by Gov. Deval Patrick for $189,000 is an independent assessment. But there was one interesting wrinkle. Whereas Patrick has seemed less than enthusiastic about supporting a tribal casino, Spectrum warned that such a casino is inevitable.

As the great Gladys Kravitz recently observed, one of Spectrum’s clients is the financier Sol Kerzner, who’s the source of much of the money behind the Middleborough proposal — and thus an important guy in making Glenn Marshall an important guy.

You absolutely cannot make this stuff up.

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  1. Gladys Kravitz

    Spectrum Gaming, the Governor and Glenn Marshall are in deep need of a diuretic for all that Kool-Aid if they truly really believe casinos are inevitable in Massachusetts or even in Middleboro.Just not so.

  2. Bellicose Bumpkin

    I too blogged about this article.If I could quote from it The other thing about this article that raised my hackles is the fact that Amelia Bingham is still shunned while Glenn Marshall is playing wallflower at the pro-casino cotillion. Looks like the Mashpee have the same policy going on – you’re either pro-casino or shunned.

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