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Presidential Poker

Harvard Professor Charles Nesson has an interesting proposal — he wants Stephen Colbert to host a televised poker tournament among the presidential candidates. I this is a terrific idea — as long as it’s not strip poker. (Yeesh, sorry, that’s a mental picture I didn’t need to conjure.)

You have to wait til the end of the interview to get to the presidential tournament idea, but the rest of the interview is good stuff about the stupidity of the federal ban on online poker:

Hat tip: the lovely and talented Karol at Alarming News

  1. January 31, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Can’t remember where , but I saw a serious discussion of how politics rewarded poker skills much more than those of chess .

    The ability to lie with a straight face is certainly among the most valuable .

  2. PC
    April 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Interesting poker stuff. Checkout my poker site if you want, quite new but am getting there 🙂

  3. May 17, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Great information, thanks for sharing. It really helped me!

  4. May 24, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I think it’s a very good idea because it does reveil a lot of emotions, problem solving skills! But I don’t think they would like to do it because going all-in behind is not a good thing for a president and this might happen!

  5. December 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Any ideas as to how to play poker legally here in the US?

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