If you're Sheldon Adelson, you get to call your own congressional hearing

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson supports federal regulation that outlaws online gambling.

That's fairly normal: Big businesses often seek regulation as a way to protect themselves from that wretched thing called competition. Here's the extraordinary thing: Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz actually adopted as the title of his hearing on online gambling yesterday a tagline Adelson's lobbyists had been using.

The Poker Players' Alliance published this picture to demonstrate the point about Adelson, a major Republican donor.


Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner's senior political columnist, can be contacted at tcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Tuesday and Thursday nights on washingtonexaminer.com.
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