So What If A GOP Candidate Was Obsessed With A Lesbian Stripper?
Tammy Chapman was a Penthouse Pet back in the early nineties; a few years later, while working as a stripper, she says she had this one asshole client who was obsessed with her and was constantly shoving her head in his crotch. Funny thing is, now he’s about to run for governor of Missouri as a Tea Partying family values Republican.
Peter Kinder is currently lieutenant governor under a Democrat; he’s the only Republican to challenge so far. When the Riverfront Times published a recent photo of Chapman and Kinder in a “pantsless bar,” his spokesman had the following unconvincing response: “I really highly doubt the lieutenant governor is going to a bar where they don’t wear pants on a night when they don’t wear pants. I saw the picture. I don’t know if it’s an old picture. I just can’t imagine he’d be drinking there.” (For the record, it’s the staff that’s pantsless.)
Peter Kinder cannot be the only male elected official, Republican or otherwise, who has visited a strip club, so the ensuing uproar among Republicans is a matter of extreme hypocrisy. But however you feel about men in public life and sex work, it’s undeniable that by Chapman’s account, Kinder is a creepy jerk.
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