McCain and Team Have Many Ties to Gambling Industry--NYTimes

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    "Mr. McCain was betting at a casino he oversaw as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and he was doing so with the lobbyist who represents that casino, according to three associates of Mr. McCain."

    "The visit had been arranged by the lobbyist, Scott Reed, who works for the Mashantucket Pequot, a tribe that has contributed heavily to Mr. McCain’s campaigns and built Foxwoods into the world’s second-largest casino. Joining them was Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s current campaign manager."

    “One of the founding fathers of Indian gaming” is what Steven Light, a University of North Dakota professor and a leading Indian gambling expert, called Mr. McCain.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Interesting. I really have no judgment to make on gambling- I don't understand it. I guess all this really shows is that McCain is tied to at least some special interests. I'm inclined to let this slide, to be honest.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Gambling won't go over big with the base. What I take away from this is his hypocrisy about lobbyists.
     
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    Wait-- so now you're telling me that not only did McCain invent the Blackberry, he also invented Indian gaming?

    Al Gore's got nothing on McCain in the invention department...
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I really don't think the base will care much, TBH. Gambling doesn't seem to be that much of an issue anymore. I guess we'll have to wait and see, but I really don't see this having much effect.
     
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    You would say McCain was giving back to the indians. Ever been to Foxwoods it is huge.
     
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    The base won't care because IOKIYAR
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly- plus the fact that many of them enjoy gambling themselves.
     
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    :confused: Can you spell that out for me.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's OK If You're A Republican. ;)
     
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    ooooh, well wat ISNT ok if your a republican/POW combo?

    The mans got the all access pass.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's all OK. If you're a Republican, you can DO whatever you want. You just have to TALK about what everyone else should do. ;)
     
  13. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I can't believe you guys are even considering this might be true! Don't you know the NY Times is in the tank for Obama!!!
     
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    Probably killing and then eating babies. But then all he has to do is say "I'm a Maverick and Hussein Obama is a Muslim" and the right will love him again
     
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    You guys are all aware that NYT is 150% in the tank for Obama? ;)
     

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