William Bennett has swung from defending gambling losses of something like a million dollars a year, to a promise of total abstinence from all gambling.
I have little doubt about his ability to abstain. But I do think he’s failed to learn much from the “outing” of his gambling hobby.
This article addresses Bennett’s alleged hypocrisy but moves on to a more important lesson that I stressed last week:
Moderation is not a bad thing.
Bennett’s all-or-nothing approach indicates, to me, a weak grasp of virtue.