posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 01:01 PM
Cassie, he didn't ask you to be his babysitter did he
Eh, I think the Mob infuence died in the 70s, remember a lot of the big dons got pegged in the 80s and 90s and are sitting in concrete cells upstate
I really think ye olde Italian-American Mafia lost a lot of its power. Even here in Chicago the Yakuza and Russians run things now, and the Russian
Mafia already owns a country so they're pretty happy to just make money here.
Out of all the unsavory "special interests" that a canidate could have, I'd say the mafia is probably one of the better ones. They're for
immigrants rights, for regulation of big business and in a pinch you can count on them to really help out America (look at what the New York Mafia did
durring WWII for FDR.) If someone has to have the president's ear I'd rather it be Gotti or Balistrari than Haliburton. Granted that Gotti's at
Riker's and Balistrari is locked up in Wisconsin, so I doubt they'd have much to say these days.
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