For Gale and the Parks, the divorce appears final

From the Niagara Falls Review:

It looks like any bid to get Bob Gale a second term on the Niagara Parks Commisison is almost out of gas.

Niagara’s own oil baron was sidelined from the government agency in February, when his three-year term expired. Now, after Friday’s reaffirmation by the commission of its 2008 decision to extend its lease with the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co., it seems Gale’s days are done.

His stated condition not to take another term unless the Maid of the Mist lease was put to tender makes it all but impossible for him to accept another term, and equally unlikely the government could offer him one.

It’s a lesson in how slippery the underbelly of politics can be.

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