PokerJunkie > Poker News > Feature Articles > 3 Political Bloggers on Poker and Politics

3 Political Bloggers on Poker and Politics

9 October 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
From Las Vegas to Washington DC; since the UIGEA bill passed some three years ago, the game of poker has become quite a hot topic among US politicians and lawmakers. But what do they really know about poker?
img 4590
img 4590

Not able to reach the high hens in DC for a comment, we contacted three active political bloggers for a quick Q&A on the topic politics and poker.

John Aravosis - AmericaBlog.com

John Aravosis is a well-known Democratic political consultant. He's a gay activist writer and blogger. An attorney living in Washington DC, Aravosis is also the founder of AMERICAblog.com.

Do you play poker? How much, and in what context?
Not really. Have played it, of course, but only at New Years and
things like that.

Which is your favorite hand?
At the risk of making a fool of myself with your readers... pass :-)

Hypothetically, in a poker game, which TV news anchor would bluff the most and why?
Well that's easy, anyone on FOX News. Per se bluffing is lying, and the folks at FOX are the best at doing it, and with a straight face.

Democrats vs. Republicans: Who would win a heads up poker game and why?
Republicans, easy. Better at lying, more mischievous, more calculating, more strategic. Democrats are far too nice for their own good.

Who is your favorite poker player (please don't say Phil Hellmuth;-)?
No danger there, since I have no idea who Phil Hellmuth is. I did however enjoy watching Stephen Hawking play poker with Einstein once on Star Trek, does that count?

Do you think online gaming should be legalized in North America?
I honestly don't know enough about the issue, but on the face of it, I don't really find online gaming to be the worst danger facing America at this point.

 

Ron McKie - PhuckPolitics.com

Ron McKie runs the political site PhuckPolitics.com. When Ron's not busy bitching about American politics, he's combing through multiple Glenn Beck articles to see if Glenn Beck denies raping and murder a girl in 1990.

Do you play poker? How much, and in what context?

I play poker about once a month with a group of friends from college. We usually play Texas hold'em, which always ends in me going broke with a blind all in when I'm close to passing out.

Which is your favorite hand?
Any hand that wins me the pot.

Hypothetically, in a poker game, which politician would bluff the most and why?
Dick Cheney, because it's the only thing he knows how to do well.

Democrats vs. Republicans: Who would win a heads up poker game and why?
Republicans. Because Democrats hate confrontations, and they always fall for the Republicans bluff.

Who is your favorite poker player (please don't say Phil Hellmuth;-)?
Chris Ferguson, because his nickname is Jesus, yet he's an atheist.

Do you think online gaming should be legalized in North America?
Fuck yeah I think online gaming should be legalized in North America. People should be able to do whatever they want with their money. And besides, it's a safer than playing the stock market.

Mike Rogers - BlogActive.com

Here's another very reputed gay activist blogger in the Washington DC area. Mike Rogers is probably best known for his efforts in smoking out closeted politicians who go up aggressively against improved gay rights.

In his political activity, Mike Rogers has worked as a fundraiser for several NGOs and directs the business development

at RawStory.com. Roger also plays himself in the 2009 movie Outrage, depicting precisely the activity of outing closeted politicians.

Do you play poker? How much, and in what context?
I play poker with friends 2x per week, in my home.

Which is your favorite hand?
I love a full house... Usually wins but keeps me sane enough to not bet everything I own.

Hypothetically, in a poker game, which news anchor would bluff the most and why?
Katie Couric... she is hard to read and so concerned with income over reporting news that she would cover herself really well.

Democrats vs. Republicans: Who would win a heads up poker game and why?
Republicans would win, they cheat.

Who is your favorite poker player (please don't say Phil Hellmuth;-)?
I don't follow pro poker enough to know... But I love playing with Mike Stark, so I fan take his money.

Do you think online gaming should be legalized in North America?
Yes, gambling should be legal everywhere.

-

Latest News

Comments