Sunday, May 11, 2003

WILLIAM BENNETT'S DEFENDERS (as summarized here by Howard Kurtz) aren't stupid, so I guess I'll have to give them credit for skillful use of the straw-man technique.

The issue is not simply whether Bill Bennett's legal gambling is wrong. It's not wrong. It is our business, however, if we're interested in getting blowhard hypocrites to shut the hell up.

Bill Bennett has millions of dollars to lose in casinos only because he has gotten rich on the idea that everyone's personal business is everyone else's business. He has made a career out of condemning others for doing things like gambling, if not things such as gambling. It's as if Carry Nation had been a paint sniffer.

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