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Good job, Tampa, landing the 2012 Republican convention. Although, come on, this was pretty much a staged competition. How could you lose?
Was Phoenix really a good prospect for a summer gig, even before Arizona lawmakers did their best to fuck up the tourism business? And Salt Lake City? Why, they aren't even properly hospitable to a harmless little Fedbasher.
But this can't be the kind of news the Republican National Committee wanted to hear just a day after tapping Tampa for the convention.
St. Petersburg Times:
Joe Redner may be a Democrat, but the owner of Tampa's most renowned cultural institution, Mons Venus, was thrilled with the news his hometown will host the 2012 Republican convention.If you're not reading closely enough between the lines, here's how Mons Venus spells it out: "There are beautiful girls live and nude on the stage from 12:00 noon to 5:00am."
"Any time there's a convention the clubs do well,'' he said. "Some of them frequent clubs everywhere they go. Some of them are curious because it's the Mons Venus. I promise I won't tell anybody when they come into the club."
And, hey, if you believe the seasoned professionals in the field, the arrangement is good for the GOP conventioneers and the host city sex businesses. Isn't that what they call a win-win?