Sunday, September 05, 2004

The Girls on Trapeze Vote

In case you were wondering what's gone wrong with our political system, this is the answer. From a story about how some of the parties at the RNC got kind of "risque":

At a bowling party hosted by House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-Calif.) on Sunday, a bikini-clad dancer entertained the crowd from a pink trapeze. At one point, the dancer’s gyrations were transmitted live by closed circuit to dozens of television screens above the bowling lanes [...]

Girls in bikinis on trapezes? Then the Democrats must have had Girls Jumping on Trampolines, right?

Democrats at their convention in Boston in July were sedate by comparison, reaching a low level of excitement when Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) started a conga line at a Caribbean-themed party.

This is vastly depressing. If we're not the party of immorality and the senseless exploitation of women, who are we?

(Note: the first person to make a crack in the comment section about girls on trapezes and "swing" votes gets their IP address banned.)