The rest of the week's political potp...

The rest of the week's political potpourri

There are 4 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 18, 2007, titled The rest of the week's political potpourri. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Always split your 8's. Double down on most 11's. And take a hit on your 12 vs. the dealer's 13, even though I know it's scary.

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Alas Babylon

Plano, TX

#1 Nov 18, 2007

Keep your day job

Lake Mary, FL

#2 Nov 18, 2007
Mr. Maxwell should certainly keep his day job as a clueless columnist for the nearly bankrupt Orlando Sentinel.
Your self-described political prognostications are certainly humorous. Your days as a politcal consultant are numbered.
The quips regarding Dyers handpicked city clerk and city attorney belie the truth. Mr. Adams need only prove that he resided in the city of Orlando for one year, any year, prior to qualifying according to the city code. Mr. Adams has lived in the City of Orlando his whole life and has already shown that to the city clerk. Mr. Dyer had already stated to numerous indviduals that he would not allow Adams to run because he believes that would take signficant black democrat votes away from him in his battle with Mulvaney.
Dyer commissioned a $40,000 poll that concludes that Dyer cannot win re-election against Mr. Mulvaney. This is all fairly well known around town and yet the spin-meister Maxwell disses Mr. Mulvaney right off the bat.
It will be interesting to see how the Sentinel covers the election results on January 30, 2008.

Orlando, FL

#3 Nov 18, 2007

I generally believe your analysis is on the mark. However, if I'm not mistaken, the Seminole Tribe was going to get permission from the Department of the Interior to have the casino games. Based on the Federal Preemption Doctrine, they would have been permitted to have the gaming and the state would not have been able to do anything about it. In my mind, the governor was being prudent in negotiating a deal before the state lost all leverage. Frankly,if people are opposed to gambling, they shouldn't gamble, but they shouldn't try to dictate what others do.

Orlando, FL

#4 Nov 18, 2007
I think I agree with most of what you say -- most folks seem to agree the Tribe would've gotten what they wanted one way or another and that Crist at least got some money for the state this way.(Bill McCollum, however, disagrees.)
My main point here, as I think you got, is that those who think gambling is evil (and I'm not one of them ... though it's not all wine and roses) shouldn't take seriously many of the Tallahassee politicians who claim to feel the same way -- while cozying up to the gambling interests' bank accounts.
Have a good Sunday.

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