I have known Kay Coles James for many years. She is a woman of great integrity and intelligence, and I know she will do her best to be fair and evenhanded as chair of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission. It is unfortunate, however, that Kay has been put in a position where moral opponents of gaming will daily demand that she use the Commission process as an inquisition against legalized gaming, rather than as a means to achieve the Commission’s true purpose of providing accurate facts and figures about the industry. Certainly, it would have been fairer to Kay Coles James and other members of the Commission to have selected as chair someone neutral on gaming, rather than someone who is morally opposed to it. The American Gaming Association is committed to working closely with the Commission in its endeavors, and we look forward to cooperating and assisting Kay Coles James in her role as chair.