Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 | 3:26 p.m.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul just snagged the highly non-sought-after prostitute vote. The girls at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch are not only planning to vote for Paul, they’re “pimpin’” for him. Which means, basically, that they’re asking their Johns to donate to the Paul campaign.
Moonlight worker Ara Rose says this of the would-be president: “When it comes to a man that’s going to be in the office, you want a man that knows his way around a woman.”
The joke is that Paul used to be a gynecologist. The more serious political point is that Paul doesn’t believe the government should police “victimless” crimes like prostitution or drug use. Paul thinks adults should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies, as long as they’re not hurting anybody else.
Obviously, the working-girl endorsement isn’t exactly the Washington Post’s, but it could be worse. Donald Trump was endorsed by actor Gary Busey, and, well, we know how that turned out. And when Obama got endorsed by Ludacris, the kind words were accompanied by a song that included lyrics like, “McCain don’t belong in any chair unless he’s paralyzed” and “Hillary hated on you, so that bitch is irrelevant.”
So take comfort in that, Mr. Paul. You’ll need to ... especially after you win the Colombian drug lord endorsement.