Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vegas oddsmakers say betting against Rove is "as good as it gets"

By Richard K. Barry

Andy Borowitz at The New Yorker notes that the new attack ad by Karl Rove against Hillary Clinton,  which I posted this morning, has pushed her stock to the point that "oddsmakers now say she is virtually guaranteed to be the next President of the United States."
People were bullish on Hillary before this,” said Tracy Klugian, a leading Las Vegas oddsmaker for over forty years. “But the Rove thing makes it a lock.”

After American Crossroads’s historic string of defeats in 2012, “Serious gamblers wait to see who Rove is supporting and then bet the house on the other side.”
Best line in the short piece is this:
While acknowledging that “there’s no sure thing” in the world of gambling, Mr. Klugian said that for professional gamblers, betting against Karl Rove is “as good as it gets.”

I know it's a silly little reference, but after Rove's pathetic performance in 2012, who is taking him seriously? And why would anyone give him money to do what he does? 

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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