A governor waging war on gambling sites. A task force to monitor the type of gambling that goes on finds itself wrapped up in gambling or accepting money from gambling establishments.
What is the real, legitimate reason for this comedy show to take up so much of the state troopers’ time? What is the cost for playing watchdog and guarding these establishments?
Gambling is gambling, no matter how one engages in it. Sixty-plus years ago, youngsters played heads-and-tails with coins, a game called “get like me,” or it may have been the form of pitching coins to the line. No matter how simplified, gambling is gambling. Betting on dogs, horses, auto races, sporting events or playing electronic bingo, it is still gambling. Someone loses and someone wins.
It does appear that Gov. Bob Riley has an unusual agenda focusing on gambling. One has to ask the question, is there a moral issue here, or a political one? Is there really a tie to the Mississippi gambling establishments? We have time to wait it out and see.