"I'll be prepared when I have to be, but we don't have to be yet." Patrick said the tribe will "really drive" the negotiation timetable. "It doesn't start until they say it starts. And there's not a lot of point in starting until the land-in-trust process is finished. Now, we're in regular touch with them, not me directly, but members of my team are, certainly, and they have expressed an interest in working with us when the time comes. But, no, there's no negotiation happening yet."Unfortunately, because it's SHNS, I can't link to the story, because it's a private news service. But I left readers with the important quote.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Patrick's Casino Damage Control
A story was just posted on the State House News Service wire that suggests Patrick's thankfully backtracked a bit on his decision to enter into a compact with the Wampanoags.