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

5 thoughts on “Presidential Poker”

  1. 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. 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!

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