Scandal? Is That Like a Dice Game or Something?

Originally published in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, January 16, 2006

This week’s comic relates to a whole bunch of Washington crappola with a dash of West Michigan hypocrisy. I don’t know how much you’ve been able to follow along with the Jack Abramoff/lobbyist scandal, but it summarizes as this: the amount of swindling is almost too dense to comprehend; to save our mental health most of us have avoided the details and simply comforted ourselves with the thought that Mr. Abramoff is going straight to Hell and taking a goodly amount of congress with him (not that Tom Delay wasn’t already heading that way).

Right. Well part of all this is an Indian casino gambling connection and an ongoing effort by a local tribe to build a new casino here in West Michigan. I personally don’t want it because it’s stupid. (You’d expect a more reasoned logic from me, wouldn’t you?) Others in West Michigan don’t want it here because of its sinfulness. But then many have no problem with going to Detroit to gamble there. See? Too much to think about.

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