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Is it ok for Public Officials to Play the Lottery?

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Is it ok for Public Officials to Play the Lottery?

Yes, everyone can play. [ 27 ]  [72.97%]
No way. [ 10 ]  [27.03%]
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Posted: November 19, 2006, 3:27 am - IP Logged

This might help answer your question:

 

 

Friday, October 21, 2005; Posted: 8:32 a.m. EDT (12:32 GMT)

 

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Sen. Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire: "Even senators can be lucky"
 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Judd Gregg won $853,492 from the Powerball lottery after matching five of six numbers in Wednesday's drawing, adding to his already sizable wealth.

I would say at this level

NO!

Sorry Pops.BS

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    Posted: November 19, 2006, 3:35 am - IP Logged

    I would say at this level

    NO!

    Sorry Pops.BS

    But then thats my onion.

    And that makes me cry,

    But then It is only one voice from many.

    but should it got to vote!

    probably not.

    Hope he helped some less fornatue people out with the cash,

    I have to Look at Rob P side of the story.

    You cant take a mans hobby away,

    Rob P for commission!Hurray!

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      Posted: November 19, 2006, 8:27 am - IP Logged

      Is it ok for Public Officials to play?

      I say, why not?

      It's the Public Officials that voted on the Bill that brought the Lottery to your States. And most likely, it was to raise funds for something or other.

      I say their money is as good as mine(maybe better).

      We read so many times that the lottery is considered in some walks of life as " the poor man's tax". I'm not above letting some of the rich men put in their monies to be use for public services. Heck, many of them get so many freebies I think it's good that they put out in some kind of way.

      And if the lottery is so random, and not manipulated in anyway, then I hope that those Public Officials who do play are putting in as much as all of us do daily.

      Lord knows, some of our States can use the extra bucks.

      Oh, and you'd have my vote too Bob.Thumbs Up

      litebets

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

      Come on Jackpot!!!

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        Posted: December 15, 2006, 10:43 am - IP Logged

        good luck bob!!

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          Posted: December 15, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

          I would say its your call, but a politician who dabbles in games of chance, might be a start to an editorial.....some one goes through your comments here on the LP, Quotes you incorrectly, plus you have city contracts to approve, I'm not so sure it will play well on the 5 o'clock news.....It doesnt have to be correct reporting,,,,as is so often the case.....and just a mere suggestion of impropriety and inuendo,,,,and you got the making of a great smut campaign against you!!!

           

          On the other hand,,,,I hope you win,,,,

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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            Posted: December 15, 2006, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

            You are running for an office, and you are asking this question ?

             

            It's really simple: don't publicize it, but don't deny it if asked.

            There are ultra-conservatives that vote that would NEVER vote for a 'gambler' in a million years -

            'If they want to waste their personal money that way, how much of my tax dollars will they waste as well ?'

            Conservatives tend to be older folk - and older folk VOTE.

             

            Would you ever publicize that you have gone into a 'gentleman's club' ?

            Would you publicize it if you ever looked at porn online ?

            Would you publicize getting traffic tickets, getting arrested, getting drunk, or bouncing a check ?

            As I said, don't bring it up, but never deny it if it's true, whatever it is.

             

            If actually 'confronted', if someone makes an issue of it, have a good response ready, in fact, you might even try calling the Senator listed above and tell him who you are, that you are running for office, and ask if he has had to deal with people that might have made an issue out of it.  It can't hurt to at least ask advice of someone like that, they can give you insight that none of us can.

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              Posted: December 15, 2006, 1:23 pm - IP Logged


              voted.........YES...............

              but, let's KEEP them...........

              DUMMIED DOWN!!!

              PUBLIC OFFICALS shall be RESTRICTED too

              QUICK PICKS

              PartyPartyPartyPuke

              LOL

              PSYKOMO 

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                Posted: December 15, 2006, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                Full disclosure seems to be a hot item when it comes to Political Office: First they find out you are hiding something, then they want to know what else your hiding.

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: December 15, 2006, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                  If you are running for election be honest and upfront. If people don't like it they won't vote for you. they will find out whether you mention it or not.

                  Hiding it only makes you look dishonest.