Gamemanship

Hugh Hewitt is all over the games being played in California by the Indian Gaming interests. The tribes support Democrat Cruz Bustamante, but Hugh notes that there is only so much one can do directly for such a lightweight. So the Indians apparently are contemplating pumping money into the campaign of conservative Republican Tom McClintock in order to take votes away from Arnold in conservative strongholds like Orange County.
Here is Hugh’s message to the tribal leaders: “Do the tribes want to antagonize Schwarzenegger and call attention to their own massive mountain of money? If they go beyond traditional politics, would Arnold be tempted to open negotiations with Las Vegas interests about bringing competition to the world of California gaming? In short, do the tribes want to throw good money after bad (they have given Bustamante considerable direct donations in years past) just as the politics of California are changing?”

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