Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"True Blue" As in Blue Movie

In 2006, Texas congressman Pete Sessions was given a "true blue" award from the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family, well-known organizations devoted to an especially restrictive vision of family values.  We aren't quite sure what he had done to deserve the prize, although in 2004, after Janet Jackson's Superbowl wardrobe malfunction, he criticized Jackson and Justin Timberlake for imposing "their liberal values upon the rest of the country."

So we are mildly amused to learn that Sessions has held several fundraisers at a Las Vegas Strip club.

Oh, there was no stripping involved, Sessions' rep is quick to assure us.  This place is really a burlesque house, so the ladies didn't actually get nekkid.  (Or so he says; the owner describes the difference between a regular titty-bar and his burlesque house by saying,  "The key component would be to have girls who were dancers taking their clothes off, not just girls taking their clothes off. ")  And we have to admit that Sessions didn't impose his values upon the whole country.  

But, that said, we have to wonder what kind of family would recognize among its values the virtue of asking young girls to parade about in their dainties while wealthy old men leer at them.  FLDS, anybody?

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