In the return of a series beloved by Al, I will be talking about the upcoming election next week, but I wanted to get a little preliminary matter off my chest. If you live in the great state of California, you might think that the only issue on the upcoming ballot are the measures regarding massive expansions of Indian gaming (and how strange that this is the one area where no one uses the term Native American…) I have not seen a single ad for a political candidate, and only a few ads for another measure, but I have been inundated with ads about these propositions.
The ads run the gamut from the typical "Do you know who is paying for the ads against prop blabbity blah?" to a very creative "We are the tribes who aren't getting a cut of this money, and we don't like it" (complete with forlorn visuals that are only missing Iron Eyes Cody.)
Here's the problem, there are no good guys here. The pro ads are being bankrolled by massive Indian casinos, and the anti ads are being backed by every other gambling outfit in the state. C'mon, give me some one to like here.
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