Monday, May 17, 2010
The BOS has really shown how the failure to act on opportunities during the course of a deal will cause that deal to crash and burn. As Mimi advocated, we cannot kick our "neighbors" when they are down. That is true.. but does not apply to business, and the deal with the Tribe was business. The BOS forgot that and, at least figuratively, nobody ever returned the blanket.
The attitude of Al Rullo and Marsha Brunelle that we have to wait and do nothing rather than push and enforce the agreement at every step has led to the BOS relieving us of any realistic opportunity of getting something out of the Tribe.
The time to start pushing was back when the Glenn Marshall issues came up. Then when Shawn Hendricks removed us from the mix in his letter to the Governor. Then there was the opportunity to demand a meeting with the Tribe under the Dispute Resolution provision (p. 16 of 21 of the IGA). That provision would have gotten us to the table with the Tribe within 10 days of the notice being issued -- as opposed to the 6 months this garbage with the Tribe has continued.
Well, if you ever need a group of people that can kill all possible opportunities in a deal through inaction and sloth, call the Middleborough BOS. Nice job guys and gals. Way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Anyone consider a suit against Fall River for tortious interference with known contractual relations? Just a thought which will probably also be overlooked.
Posted by AMB at 8:05 AM