More Poker People at the DNC

by , Aug 25, 2008 | 7:01 pm

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) just gave his address — not nearly the tear-jerker CNN analysts predicted it would be — and Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL), speaking from the floor of the DNC, immediately followed as a guest on Hannity & Colmes. Wexler, of course, is the sponsor of the ever-pokery HR 2610 (Skill Game Protection Act) — he definitely knows what’s up, and what’s wrong, with current online poker law. However, in his time with H&C, he did not bring up poker. He spoke instead — with Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration” blasting in the background — about the importance of universal health care, Barack Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as a running mate, and women’s rights.

4 Comments to “More Poker People at the DNC”

  1. California Jen

    Wexler is great! I had the chance to speak with him over the summer when he visited the PPA booth and kicked off one of the WSOP main event days. He is very passionate about the poker issue as it pertains to individual rights, and he’s a great spokesman for the cause.

    I don’t blame him a bit for not bringing it up on news interviews from the convention. I tend to think universal health care is a bit more important than our rights to play poker online.

  2. DanM

    ***universal health care***

    you know some might call that “socialized medicine.” after all, you know where they have universal health care — China. And Cuba. And prison. There are definitely advantages to living in a police state.

    OK, sorry, the point here of this (series) of posts isn’t to get political. It’s just to show the poker political players (in non-poker action) and a little more how the system works.

  3. California Jen

    Did you not see Michael Moore’s documentary “Sicko?” People who couldn’t afford care in the U.S. got fabulous treatment in Cuba.

    But you’re right, back to poker. He is truly one of poker’s best friends in Congress, and I have faith that he’ll know when and what to do for poker.

  4. DanM

    I’ve been to Cuba. In fact, got sick there. I would rather get medical treatment here. Funny aside related to my Cuban sickness … I met the daughter of Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) there. But she did not get sick (even though my buddy and I did) after our trip to Chinatown, where we ate kung pao spaghetti.

    OK, so yes, back to poker … when are we going to legalize it in Havana again? Because that’s what’s really important.