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Slots Foes Produce a Top 10 List

StopSlotsMaryland, a grass-roots group opposed to Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to expand gambling, is trying to employ humor as lobbying tactic.

Members of the group yesterday were distributing a David Letterman-style "Top Ten Excuses To Approve Slots In Maryland."

Among the more notable entries:

-- Takes more money from poor people faster than the lottery does.

-- Allows University of Maryland Medical School to become the world leader in studies of gambling addiction.

-- What are special sessions for, if not to do something stupid?

-- Slots aren't morally bankrupt anymore!

The "bankrupt" reference is a direct shot at O'Malley (D), who once said slots are a "morally bankrupt way to fund education." He may not see the humor here.

By John Wagner  |  November 13, 2007; 10:39 AM ET
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The only thing worse than a politician who lies to you is one who thinks you are too stupid to know that you've been lied to.

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