Bring on the B-team
The Republicans have announced their line-up for the 2004 Convention and it contains all the oratorical firepower that you might expect, including a special speaker who hits the Karl Rove trifecta
and a virgin
(No. Not her)
Actually it’s Erika Harold. You know. Erika Harold? Miss America 2003? Oh, just go here fer cryin’ out loud:
Harold responded to the “encouragement” by sticking to the subject of youth violence during the national pageant and immediately after, when she flew to Brussels for the launch of the World Health Organization’s Report on Violence and Health, and garnered the support of several other social and political advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the National Center for Victims of Crime. She repeated a litany of heartbreaking stories about the racial and sexual harassment she suffered in the ninth grade, a brutal time in which she said she was called a whore and a slut, and discovered that kids were pooling lunch money to buy a rifle to kill her. (my emphasis)
Now that is a story that will resonate with the attending Republican delegates who pretty much all were unpopular in high school (as well as being unattractive and lousy dancers).
I’m sure the topic of Ms. Harold’s speech will be abstinence and morals and values and uh…uh….well, maybe a few of the delegates won’t stick around because they’re out seeing the sights. Yeah. That’s it. The sights. They’ll be seeing them..
With thousands of Republicans set to invade the city this summer, high-priced escorts and strippers are preparing for one grand old party.
Agencies are flying in extra call girls from around the globe to meet the expected demand during the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 gathering at Madison Square Garden.
“We have girls from London, Seattle, California, all coming in for that week,” said a madam at a Manhattan escort service. “It’s the week everyone wants to work.”
“It’s going to be big,” agreed one operator at a midtown escort service.
Charging from $300 to upwards of $1,000 for an hour of companionship and a whole lot more, escorts said they can always count on conventioneers for big business.
“It doesn’t matter what party you come from,” said Robyn Few, a $500-an-hour California call girl who now runs Sex Workers Outreach Project, an advocacy group. “When you want to buy sex, you will.”
That’s the hope among escort services expecting a windfall from randy Republicans.
I want to be fair to the Republican delegates. Many of them , okay, a few of them at least, will not be going to New York in search of some strange-lovin’. Many will be there to select their nominee and patiently listen to speakers like Ms. Harold…while wondering what she looks like naked.
(Bonus speaker!) Sen Rick Santorum has also been invited to speak! Here we see Rick’s secretary putting the finishing touches on his speech.