Vitter's Madame: "Most of the clients who wanted to be dominated were Republicans."
Some of the fantasies at the Canal Street Brothel got a little rough. For those who liked that kind of stuff, there were whips, chains and a lot of leather. Jeanette says that most of the clients who wanted to be dominated were Republicans. She cracks a smile, then adds, "They wanted to be spanked and tortured and wear stockings--Republicans have impeccable taste in silk stockings--and these are the people who run our country."
(As an aside, that means that the Republicans must be terribly frustrated by the Democrats' overly-gentle approach, because they're not getting what they really, really want, even though they can't admit it to themselves. Maybe Dean Broder should recommend that Harry Reid shackle Mitch McConnell right there on the Senate Floor, then call for a closed session and, er, undertake a series of tricky procedural moves...)
Now, I really don't care what these guys do, although the base--assuming that the base isn't, en masse, chaining itself up and applying the lash, just like you saw in The Passion... Oh, wait. Let's just not go there. Reboot.
I don't really care what kind of pain-, humiliation-, and torture-filled dramas the Republicans enact in the privacy of their own bedrooms, and I'd sure like it if they left me alone to do what I want to do in mine. And the Jeannette Maiers and Deborah Palreys of this world work a lot less evil than, say, Lynne Cheney, let alone Shooter.
So, yawn? Not exactly. The problems come when Republicans confuse abuse, torture, and sex as fantasies in private with abuse, torture and sex out--as they say--in the public square.
Because then the public square starts looking like this:
Why would these fully paid up Republicans confuse torture with sex? Because they're authoritarians. To them, there is no confusion: Sex, pain, abuse, humiliation are all the same thing. They get off on it. (Strap the dog on top of the car, and let it crap itself for a few hundred miles. Same mentality exactly.)
If you're an authoritarian Senator who has a creepy yen for young teen pages under your care, abuse your power to get near them. "Don't forget to measure for me; "Can I have a kiss goodnight?" (Mark Foley, R-Neverland, and Bush faimly friend) "Sick, sick, sick", commented one of Foley's victims who was willing to talk.
If you're an authoritarian Christianist so-called pastor, or priest, abuse those under your care, especially the kids.
In fact, if you're a Republican, IOKIYAR, on a gargantuan, mind-boggling scale.
We already knew the entire authoritarian political class gets off on torture as shown on 24, but Maier's story is the first indication I've seen that the Republicans actually act out their fantasies.
So, you have to ask:
Do Republicans think torture works, because, in their fantasies and in their brothels, torture gets them hard and makes them cum?
It would be irresponsible not to speculate...
NOTE The world of dominance and submission, sadism, masochism, et cetera, is not my world. So I welcome any thoughts and clarifications from those more knowledgeable than I am.
UPDATE Wear a diaper?!?! Scat, Republicans! Scat! Scat!
UPDATE Of course, the NOLA blogs are all over this like a cheap suit. Just go read the locals.