As the political effort to ram through a total federal takeover of the healthcare system marches on, Kentucky's big-spenders are using similar tactics to force acceptance of casino gambling.
The up-tempo campaign style is designed to limit careful thinking and the doomsday predictions of billion dollar shortfalls are laid out to shock the electorate into submission.
Cooler heads may want to turn their attention to Maryland, where the plan isn't fairing so well. From Governing Magazine:
Meanwhile, the need for a Kentucky horsing bailout may be overblown. You should read this.