Montini: Tohono O’odham winning in rigged casino game — Arizona Republic

The politicians who have tried for years to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from opening a casino on land it owns north of Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District celebrated a great victory recently.

Although, it wasn’t actually great.

And, well, it wasn’t exactly a victory, either.

Look at it this way: Let’s say the politicians opposed to the casino had a softball team and they were playing a game against a Tohono O’odham team, and the politicians were losing by a score of something like 16-0 in the late innings. And then the politicians scored a run.

It was that kind of “victory.”

Read the full column by EJ Montini at the Arizona Republic.