I know, it’s early days, but this one cracks me up. You guys have surely heard this one:
Just this week, political gadfly, critic, and Ron Paul backer Robert Morrow ran an ad in a Texas weekly newspaper seeking “stripper…escort…or ‘young hottie’ ” who had been with Perry. The headline on the ad, splashed around the Internet: “Have You Ever Had Sex With Rick Perry?”
So far, it has not paid off, but this quote from a Democratic operative made me LOL:
Such searches are a “waste of time,” says one Democratic operative who’s been involved in previous efforts to build an opposition research file on the Republican. “Perry has been vetted to the max. And the press in Texas is no pussycat. They looked into everything too and found nothing,” added the operative.
In fact, the state research into Perry, who’s been Texas’s longest-serving governor ever, has gotten so silly, say supporters, that now some are looking into whether he ever went to strip bars in the 1980s. [emphasis added – QH]
Just pretend for a second. Let’s play like they find rock solid evidence that Rick Perry went to a strip club in the 1980s. Seriously, do they think that’s going to hurt his electoral penetration (SWIDT?) amongst the Feminist Professor voting block?
What’s the worst case scenario? He loses 100% of the Feminist Professors who would have supported him without the stripper funk on him. How many is that? Ummmmm. Let’s just go with none.
How many of the rest of us is he going to lose if they can prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that he went to a strip club in the 1980s? Ummmmmm. None.
And yes, I’m a prude. I’m the worst kind of condemning busybody. I have never been to a strip club (well, duh, Queens are hardly the target audience!) and I will behead King Hotchibobo (SWIDT?) should he ever go, but if you think I’d take 20 year old excursions into the clubs into account when I’m deciding on a Presidential candidate, you’re a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Try again, idiots.