Gaming the Presidency

I just came across this by accident; seems the lottery in Mesa, Colombia chose to put Obama’s visage on its new tickets.

“We’re always looking for somebody people are raving about,” Mesa Lottery manager Luis Enciso told the AFP news service. “We’d never think of using John McCain. McCain has the look of somebody who’s standoffish, unpleasant and tiresome.”

The American gambling industry has a different view, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

“Gaming has bet the house on the presidential campaign of Republican John McCain,” the paper says in its examination.

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3 responses to “Gaming the Presidency

  1. Unindicted Co-conspirator

    McCain is known to be a big time gambler.
    There have been a couple of stories on this, but it’s a part of his life that’ seems to have been ignored by almost all of the media. The articles said that he would play very large at the tables in Vegas, which is not far across the Colorado River from Arizona & often lost his temper when the chips didn’t fall his way.
    But his gambling nature did come out in his apparently disastrous pick of Caribou Barbie, but again, the media has failed to put that together with what may be a real gambling problem.
    If, as the polls indicate today, he loses the election, watch for him to spend more time at the tables, but this time there will be coverage of it, especially from eyewitnesses writing to blogs like Wonkette!

  2. don’t you mean gamBling? gaming is the industry’s PR attempt to whitewash its image. it’s still gambling.

  3. divisionstreet

    Indeed!

    That’s why I used the word “gambling” myself. But I am not at liberty to alter the quote that used “gaming.” đŸ™‚

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