topical reference to Dragon

Mon May 5 15:18:05 PDT 2003

Former drug czar William Bennett, author of The Book of Virtues and
scourge of left-wing evildoers, reportedly has dropped $8 million over the
past decade gambling.  Reading http://www.msnbc.com/news/908430.asp?cp1=1
reminded me of Vlad's conversation about the subject:

"There's a term in the trade for his kind of gambler," says a casino
source who has witnessed Bennett at the high-limit slots in the wee hours.
"We call them losers."

"Over 10 years, I'd say I've come out pretty close to even," Bennett
says, though he wouldn't discuss any specific figures.