As a resident of Louisiana, I have to put up with some pretty shitty elected officials. My governor, Bobby Jindal, is an idiot manchild hell-bent on destroying the state university system by sucking even more money out of its coffers than the massive federal stimulus funds he accepted after turning them down. And one of my U.S. senators, David Vitter, is a bloated, hateful ball of saliva-soaked partisan hackery. Also, he runs on a platform of family values even after he was caught whoring it up in New Orleans with prostitutes who may or may not have been paid to clean up after the messes he made in his diaper when engaging in his alleged adult baby fetish. But there does seem to be a light in Louisiana's political future. It's looking like Vitter's seat will be challenged by porn star Stormy Daniels. Not only does she embody the kind of no-nonsense ethics I look for in a politician, but she's also really, really funny. I can't find a clip online, but check her out in the special features on the "Pineapple Express" DVD where she goes toe-to-toe with comic genius Danny McBride. No, seriously. Do it. And afterward, read this statement she released to the press yesterday, in which she announces a stunning development in her senatorial campaign:
After months of careful deliberation and consult as to the true nature of my political affiliation I am ready today to declare that should I seek the office of US Senator from the great state of Louisiana that I will do so as a Republican.Looks like I'll be voting Republican this year.
While this decision has not been an easy one, recent events regarding Republican National Committee fundraising at Voyeur, an LA based lesbian bondage themed nightclub finally tipped the scales.
As I have said for well over a year, it is time that our government and our tax policy begin rewarding entrepreneurship and creativity again. It is time again to inspire positive risks and out-of-the-box thinking in the interest of growing a strong economy and a strong America.
For me, this spirit can be summed up in the RNC's investment of donor funds at Voyeur.
As someone who has worked extensively in both the club and film side of the Adult Entertainment Industry, I know from experience that a mere $1900 outlay at a club with the reputation of Voyeur is a clear indication of a frugal investment with a keen eye toward maximum return.
And I firmly believe that it is precisely this type of creative and calculated investing that we, as taxpaying Americans, should expect not only from our political parties but from our government. The American taxpayer deserves consistent conservatives who reject wasteful spending and unwarranted government intervention in the private sector.
As is the case with so many of my fellow Louisianans, I have been a registered Democrat throughout my life. But now I cannot help but recognize that over time my libertarian values regarding both money and sex and the legal use of one for the other is now best espoused by the Republican Party.