New PPA Chairman is going to be Alfonse D'Amato
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Online Poker now has a real chance for getting an exemption. Al D’Amato is the new chairman for the PPA. [PPNP]
A couple of choice bits from his Wikifile –
Senator D’Amato also holds the record for the second and seventh longest filibusters ever recorded in the United States Senate.
D’Amato is also known for his public controversies and brash style. After a series of investigations in 1991, the Senate Ethics Committee reprimanded D’Amato for allowing his brother Armand, a lobbyist, to use office stationery to help solicit million-dollar Navy contracts for Unisys. Armand D’Amato was convicted on 7 of the 24 counts of mail fraud in May 1993. A federal appeals court reversed Armand D’Amato’s mail fraud conviction, finding insufficient evidence against him. Al D’Amato attributes William Weld, at the time a federal prosecutor, for an overzealous prosecution against Armand.
In 1994, he insulted Betsy McCaughey Ross, the Republican candidate for New York Lieutenant Governor; he joked that in order to get an endorsement for her running mate, George Pataki, she should have sex with New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who had endorsed Mario Cuomo.
This is the right man for the job in my humble opinion. Go with godspeed sir.