Michael Nelson, a Rhodes College professor and author of a book about the political dimension of the South’s growing love of lotteries, blogs on the Chronicle of Higher Education about getting crosswise with wannabe Gov. Bill Halter over lottery issues.

He recounts the key points he made in a recent talk at the Clinton School and the typically over-the-top retort from Halter’s bumptious lottery mouthpiece.

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UPDATE: A Halter camp response.