Steve Crosby must go. Everyone knows it.
Asked whether Crosby should step down as chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission after recusing himself from its most critical pending decisions, Governor Patrick tried to leave it at his favorite answer to questions he wants to duck: “It’s politics.”
But the question is driven by more than “politics,” and Patrick knows that, too.
Pressed to expand on his response, the governor said, “the remaining question is what happens in the event of a tie, and the commission has to give you and me and everybody else a good answer to that.”
Under fire for self-created appearance problems, Crosby recused himself last week from all Greater Boston casino matters. That leaves the panel’s most pressing piece of business — giving the go-ahead to Suffolk Downs in Revere or Steve Wynn in Everett — to four remaining commission members.
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