Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Two Catholic women write on Bennett

..with different conclusions.

Maggie Gallagher shrugs, appealing to our common, inevitable identity as sinners, and evoking the image of her father's poker game.

Linda Chavez isn't so sanguine, evoking another image:

A few years ago, I visited a casino at an Indian reservation where I was vacationing. I was shocked to see so many elderly men and women -- many of them obviously destitute -- using credit cards to play slot machines with zombie-like fixation.

..and expressing sadness that Bennett didn't (or hasn't yet) used this as a "teachable moment."