Double Down That Metaphor

mccain092908 Double Down That MetaphorFrom The Timeslengthy A1 examination of Senator John McCain’s close ties to the gambling industry and his love of games of chance by Jo Becker and Don Van Natta, Jr.:

Mr. McCain’s spokesman, Tucker Bounds, would not discuss the senator’s night of gambling at Foxwoods, saying: ‘Your paper has repeatedly attempted to insinuate impropriety on the part of Senator McCain where none exists — and it reveals that your publication is desperately willing to gamble away what little credibility it still has.’

Gamble? Really?