Strike four, Mr. Crosby; Gaming head unable to meet ethical standard.
Last week, Mr. Crosby recorded a fourth lapse, attending a private reception at Suffolk Downs on Kentucky Derby day -- albeit at his own expense.
Even Mr. Crosby himself recognizes his actions have raised questions about his impartiality, although he insists he has been impartial, and told the Boston Globe that he failed to consider that "it did not pass the sniff test in how that would appear in the Boston Globe.''
Gov. Deval L. Patrick, who criticized Mr. Crosby for attending the party, later praised his decision to step away from casino deliberations for Greater Boston.
What the governor ought to have done is demand Mr. Crosby's resignation.
The chairman of the commission charged with overseeing the casino siting process must be above reproach and actively involved in all decisions.
Mr. Crosby is obviously not the man for that job.