Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Showtime

Strike another blow for liberty.

We had never heard of a member of Congress holding a fundraiser at a Las Vegas burlesque nightclub… until now.

And the culprit is card-carrying conservative Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.). The same Pete Sessions who scolded Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake for forcing “their liberal values upon the rest of the country” after their infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime striptease.

But that was then.

Now we learn that Sessions held a racey (for Washington) fundraiser for his leadership political action committee last year at Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce nightclub in Sin City. A description of the club on its web site, which features a scantily clad dancer, reads: “A blue light silhouettes the sax man as one of the sexy, sensual dancers slowly slinks down the stairs to the stage and leans out over the crowd, holding on with only a handful of the world-famous curtain of pearls! Jaws drop and drinks are ignored as the tempo picks up and the dancer steps up, shedding boa, gown and gloves towards the electrifying finale.”

Sounds like that dancer was forcing something on the audience, and it wasn’t just her liberal values (Bah dum bum). Larry Craig couldn’t make it; he was stuck at the airport.

Thanks, you’re a great crowd; I’ll be here all week.