FauxPolitik

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

"Retractor"..."check"...: So you're saying that even though it's true, he doesn't deserve it? Well, no one is arguing that Bennett is a bad person (not really), and certainly being a gambler puts him in stead with, oh, half of America...make that more than half when Powerball is running hot. So, one might say that he shouldn't be lambasted from coast-to-coast just because of who he is. Well, darnit, that's the point, isn't it? He's perhaps the most sanctimonious person in America that doesn't have a talk show. His entire joie de vivre is VIRTUE. Throwing away millions of dollars to a machine, no matter how you cut it, isn't virtuous. Okay, then, is it non-virtuous? Maybe. It's like finding that Jimmy Swaggert likes to sleep with hookers..again and again; like Michael Jackson bleaches his skin, and like Clinton sleeps with white trash. Interesting, but irrelevant to the normal functioning of everyday life. No one would like for their own peccadilloes to be thrown into the light, but when you make it your job to do that to everyone else, as they say, turnabout is fair play.

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