The Bill Bennett gambling revelations continue to draw much chatter in the blogosphere and elsewhere, for reasons that escape me. Richard Bennett wants Bennett to change his name because playing slots demonstrates a remarkable lack of understanding of the odds and thus gives Bennetts a bad name. He also quotes Howard Stern as saying slots are for little old ladies. Meryl Yourish, an honorary Alabamian, thinks Bennett (Bill, not Richard) is an “obnoxious moralizer,” likes Michael Kinsley’s take on the issue so much that she may yet allow him to marry her, and disagrees with the people over at NRO, especially Stanley and, by extension, Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan defends gambling but notes that Leocons, Neocons, and Theocons don’t like it.
Meanwhie, Bennett (again, Bill, not Richard) has promised to quit gambling if people will just shut up.