Monday, November 26, 2007

The Soapbox

Pimps and Hoes: All A Candidate Needs
By Joe Shehan

On November 26, 2007, the owner of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch of Reno, Nevada, Dennis Hof announced that he and the employees of the “Bunny Ranch” will help raise money for the dark horse candidate from Texas, Rep. Ron Paul. This is great, because it places Ron Paul right where he needs to be: Jokesville.

There used to be a time when a political candidate shied away from the seedier side of life. However, Rep. Ron Paul has chosen to stand by his Libertarian roots, and accept the Bunny Ranch endorsement. Now this could be a good thing, because members of the oldest profession will be funding his campaign, and they are always good for some cash. I can only imagine what the next fundraising mailer will look like.

Watching the Paul campaign and Rep. Paul as well, one can determine the man is not all there. Even from my meetings with his staff, I have learned that the questions of his sanity are not just limited to the outer circles. But, the 2008 campaign is not the first time a crazy person has run for office and gotten attention, and it will not be the last.

What is so shocking about all of this is the way Ron Paul has made a mockery of the campaign process. Now don’t get me wrong. I believe a lot of these candidates need to be taken down a few pegs, but when you seek the office of the President of the United States, you need to have a little more respect for yourself and the government you hope to lead.

I can only imagine Rep. Paul wished the endorsement had not come from the “Bunny Ranch” but the “Chicken Ranch”, but that is a whole different musical.

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