Newsweek has a shocking expose of “Book of Virtues” author Bill Bennett: He goes to Las Vegas and–get this–gambles. While many conservatives oppose gambling, the story points out that Bennett has never spoken out on the subject. So it’s not even a hyprocrisy story. I’m afraid I fail to see the significance of this one, let alone why it is the featured story on the website right now.

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  1. MommaBear says:

    Acoording to them it seems Bill Bennett’s “transgressions” far exceed, in ‘moral parlance’, anything Clinton ever did for extra-curricula activites.

  2. IB Bill says:

    The logic is Democrats don’t stand for morality, so it doesn’t apply to them, I think. The funny thing is most Democrats wouldn’t agree with that logic.

    I commented on my blog if you want to take a look.