February 13, 2008

Anti-compact ads = Cavalry attacks

Gaming compacts left strains, Milanovich says“This campaign brought a lot of heartache and sadness to the four tribes and to tribes across the country,” Agua Caliente chairman Richard Milanovich said.

“Why did so much poison dominate the news media?” he asked, referring to the contentious opposition campaign led by Las Vegas interests, Unite HERE and two Indian gaming tribes in California.

“How do you fight that?” he said rhetorically before over 150 people in the audience. “You fight it with truth.”

Anthony Miranda, chairman of California Nations Indian Gaming Association, said the campaign by competing gaming interests mirrored strategy by the U.S. Calvary to decimate Indian people.

“Their plan was to confuse, mislead and worst of all to pit Indian against Indian,” he said.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Deceptive Anti-Compact Ad.

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