Mccain, the Gambler

A side of him that I was not aware of. Interesting, more for his personal gambling habits for me than his gambling ties, not quite sure what to make of that. … ei=5087%0A

"For much of his adult life, Mr. McCain has gambled as often as once a month, friends and associates said, traveling to Las Vegas for weekend betting marathons. Former senior campaign officials said they worried about Mr. McCain’s patronage of casinos, given the power he wields over the industry. The officials, like others interviewed for this article, spoke on condition of anonymity.

“We were always concerned about appearances,” one former official said. “If you go around saying that appearances matter, then they matter.”

The former official said he would tell Mr. McCain: “Do we really have to go to a casino? I don’t think it’s a good idea. The base doesn’t like it. It doesn’t look good. And good things don’t happen in casinos at midnight.”

“You worry too much,” Mr. McCain would respond, the official said."

hehe. No moral judgements from me here; No reason why mccain shouldn’t partake in a legal activity.

Saw a conservative blog that mentioned “Obama had a weekly poker night,” I believe the democrats have or are going to run some ads on this question. Should be in the news a bit I guess.