I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
Stormy Daniels, a Lousisiana-born porn star, says she is considering a 2010 run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican David Vitter, whose family-values reputation was marred in 2007 when his name was linked to a Washington prostitution ring.
Daniels’ platform contains a few issues she probably has professional knowledge of – backing efforts to remove child pornography from the internet and keeping minors from viewing adult material – as well as the bread-and-butter issues of many other candidates:
Support for a national sales tax to replace the income tax and pushing to get troops home sooner from Iraq.
If she does decide to run, at least it would be incredibly difficult to shed a negative light on her. At least in a way that no one doesn’t already know. For example:
- No one could release racy pictures of her. (Because they are all over the Internet.)
- No one could release a sex video. (Because there are already hundreds.)
- No one could accuse her of committing adultery. (Because that’s what does for a living.)
Her chances of winning are probably really slim. But her opposition is not much better.
Vitter has steadfastly refused to discuss the “serious sin” he confessed to after his phone number was linked to Deborah Palfrey, the so-called “D.C. Madam” who committed suicide as she faced prison time for running a prostitution ring that catered to the powerful. His office declined to comment Wednesday on Daniels’ possible candidacy.
If nothing else, a Daniels candidacy could bring colour to the Senate campaign the way adult film star Mary Carey did as a candidate for governor in California’s 2003 recall race, which Arnold Schwarzenegger won. And Daniels could restore the spectacle missing from Louisiana politics since the unabashed gambler, reputed womanizer and now-felon Edwin Edwards left the governor’s office in 1996.