Only in America . . .

 

Every once in awhile, I come across a headline that elicits a laugh. This one from the Drudge Report may not be my all-time favorite: Dead brothel owner wins... But it is awfully good.

It happened in Nevada, where Dennis Hof, the owner of the Love Ranch and other destination spots, passed away on 16 October, and the citizens residing in his rural state assembly district preferred him dead to Lesia Romanov, his Democratic opponent, alive. I suspect that, had I lived in the district, I, too, would have voted for the deceased.

He was apparently a well-known figure. Here is what the local NBC affiliate had to say:

He also starred in the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse” and wrote a book titled “The Art of the Pimp,” akin to Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal.” . . . His body was discovered by porn actor Ron Jeremy and a prostitute at the brothel. Hof had spent the four previous days partying with notables from the sex industry and political world celebrating his 72nd birthday.

Hof had run before as a Libertarian, but he was attracted into the Republican Party by our current President. My view is that they should embalm the body and install it at a desk in the state house. The man is likely to do less harm than anyone who regularly sits at any of the other desks.

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  1. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    Paul A. Rahe: The man is likely to do less harm than anyone who regularly sits at any of the other desks.

    Well said! Perhaps he might might set a positive example for other politicians to follow.

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    YThe New York Post, maintaining the fine reputation in this field (“Headless Body Found in Topless Bar”) had a strong entry yesterday: “Catfight breaks out at Miss BumBum contest over fake butt accusation.”

    Would a fake derriere at such an event be a bum bumbum?

     

     

     

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  3. The Reticulator Member
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    It’s good to hear from you again, Dr. Rahe.

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  4. Vance Richards Member
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    Dead pimps will never raise your taxes.

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  5. WI Con Member
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    ‘As a dead brothel owner, he offered stiff resistance to the Democrat’

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  6. aardo vozz Member
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    A rare refreshing change to have living people vote for the dead instead of dead people voting for the living.

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  7. Valiuth Inactive
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    Paul A. Rahe: Hof had run before as a Libertarian, but he was attracted into the Republican Party by our current President.

    Attracting the highest class of people. 

    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot. So what happens to his seat? Special election? 

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  8. Ontheleftcoast Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Paul A. Rahe: Hof had run before as a Libertarian, but he was attracted into the Republican Party by our current President.

    Attracting the highest class of people.

    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot. So what happens to his seat? Special election?

    Governor appoints member of the “victor’s” party, in this case a Republican, so Republicans voting for the dead guy was the smart thing to do.

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  9. Ontheleftcoast Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

     

    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot.

    It was too late. Our hero gave the last full measure of his devotion to his business (with his death occurring shortly after he performed a hands on employee performance review) after the ballots were already printed.

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  10. Valiuth Inactive
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    Ontheleftcoast (View Comment):

    Valiuth (View Comment):

     

    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot.

    It was too late. Our hero gave the last full measure of his devotion to his business (with his death occurring shortly after he performed a hands on employee performance review) after the ballots were already printed.

    Still seems absurd to me. The guy dies he drops out of the race. By this logic why even nominate someone specific. What if instead of dying the guy declares he withdraws from the race. It is still too late tomprint new ballots then too. So you let him stay on? If he wins the Governor appoints a replacement? Nonsense. Dead is dead. 

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  11. The Reticulator Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot. So what happens to his seat? Special election?

    They can not and should not vote, either, but they do it anyway. 

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  12. Michael Brehm Coolidge
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    The Republican Party: Where the dead run for office.

    The Democratic Party: Where the dead vote.

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  13. Amy Schley Moderator
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    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    The Republican Party: Where the dead run for office.

    The Democratic Party: Where the dead vote.

    Unless it’s Mel Carnahan in 2000 and the dead get to vote for one of their own. 

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  14. Stad Coolidge
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    Valiuth (View Comment):
    Dead men can not and should not be on the ballot.

    They should if they can win.  A dead Republican who owns a brothel is more honorable than most Democrats these days . . .

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  15. Hank Rhody, Red Hunter Contributor
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    Percival (View Comment):

    YThe New York Post, maintaining the fine reputation in this field (“Headless Body Found in Topless Bar”) had a strong entry yesterday: “Catfight breaks out at Miss BumBum contest over fake butt accusation.”

    Would a fake derriere at such an event be a bum bumbum?

    I feel like a revelation of this nature should be accompanied by a dramatic chord. You know, something like

    Bum bum BUM!

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  16. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
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    Hank Rhody, Red Hunter (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    YThe New York Post, maintaining the fine reputation in this field (“Headless Body Found in Topless Bar”) had a strong entry yesterday: “Catfight breaks out at Miss BumBum contest over fake butt accusation.”

    Would a fake derriere at such an event be a bum bumbum?

    I feel like a revelation of this nature should be accompanied by a dramatic chord. You know, something like

    Bum bum BUM!

    I was trying to fit a “de” in there, so it could be the opening strain of the “Dragnet” theme.

    BUM de BUM BUM …

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