Ed Driscoll

Bipartisan Nanny State

Other than throwing the odd quarter into a slot machine in Vegas, I’m not at all a gambler. But I have to agree with this post by Libertas’ Michael Kim, whose none-too-pleased with Sen. Bill Frist’s tacking on an Internet gambling ban to an important port security bill.

Promising to end these sorts of last minute end-arounds and the culture of big government corruption that leads to them helped bring Republicans to Congress in 1994. That such a midnight maneuver could be attempted with a month to go before a close mid-term election seems like a surprisingly tone deaf stunt from Sen. Frist.