Porn icons Larry Flynt and Joe Francis got more than a few tongues clucking when they publicly demanded a bailout. Here's my suggestion if they're not just jerking (pun intended) us around to get a little pub on the cheap. Hire Ann Coulter to do the heavy Washington lifting for them. Coulter has a special genius for spewing obscenities that some charitably pass off as political and social commentary. The greater the obscenities that drip from her lips the more the talk show gabbers and the politicos eat it up. Coulter has shown time and time again that masquerading sex as informed opinion, like porn, sells and sells big.
That's why anyone who says that the porn industry is not a legitimate political business is off their rockers especially when we know that more than one senator, congressperson, governor, and even a supreme court justice has gotten popped playing grab butt in the men's john or for stockpiling X rated porn rags and peep videos. So Flynt and Francis aren't off base in asking for a bailout, or in asking Coulter to be their pitch queen for it.
After all, if Congress can ladle out obscene billions in taxpayer dollars to the pack of Wall Street scam artists than why not give the dough to those who make their living dealing in obscenity. One bought and paid for obscenity is as good as another.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His forthcoming book is How Obama Won (Middle Passage Press, January 2009). www.learnhowobamawon.blogspot.com