It's well known that there are a group of politicians pushing to ban all kinds of online gambling (other than the kinds they like, such as lotteries and horse racing). Senator Bill Frist has been among those leading the charge for such legislation. However, it's become pretty clear that there's not nearly enough political support to get the bill through. So what does a good politician do? He tries to tack it on to a military appropriations bill, because no one wants to vote against "funding the troops." Sure, it's a politics-as-usual type of move, but why is it that no one ever asks these politicians what online gambling has to do with protecting our troops?
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