Sessions' Burlesque Club Fundraiser: Nothing To See Here

08/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) says the Las Vegas venue where he held a fundraiser was absolutely not a strip club:

It is what I would call a burlesque show where there's a woman who comes out and has a dress on... Uh, she never get's naked. There's no nudity, there's no nudity in there.


But the Forty Deuce Web site does not suggest the dancers are nude. And Sessions' chief of staff, Guy Harrison, tells the Sleuth there was no nudity at the fundraiser at all, just good old fashioned burlesque.

"It was as racy as a 1940's movie," Harrison assured us.

Is Harrison right? You be the judge: here's the club's photo gallery.

Sessions condemned Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's infamous half-time show as "liberal values." But he's already known as a bit of a flip-flopper on public nudity: at age 18, he streaked across the Southwest Texas State University campus.

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