Every now and then, the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick would be better off just stopping after the first couple of paragraphs.

Hooters has opened a Vegas casino. Casinos ostensibly trade on the public’s trust. But that didn’t prevent Hooters from having, as one of its “Grand Opening” attractions, TV scamdicapper/blowhard Wayne Root.

Wow. And with that, Hooters’ image is permanently sullied.

This, however, is the best part of Phil’s Monday column ;

FAN’s Joe Benigno hosts a Tomorrow’s Children fundraiser, tomorrow night at the Laugh Factory, 42nd St. and 8th Ave. For more info: 212-586-7829, ext. 1.

If Benigno-Gazingo is going to showcase his own standup-stylings, I’m seriously considering buying a plane ticket.

And flying out of the country.