Ed Rendell brings hope to seniors

John Baer of the Philadelphia Daily News quotes Gov. Rendell on why slot machines are so important to Pennsylvania.

“These are people who lead very gray lives,” he said. “They don’t see their
sons and daughters very much. They don’t have much social interaction. There’s
not a whole lot of good things that happen in their month.”

“But if you put them on the bus, they’re excited. They’re happy. They
have fun. They see bright lights. They hear music. They pull that slot machine
and with each pull they think they have a chance to win… . It’s unbelievable
what brightness and cheer it brings to older Pennsylvanians. Unbelievable.”

Unbelievable indeed.