• Republicans Are Better Customers, Say Strip Club Owners

    We've previously reported on the preparations being made in Tampa's strip clubs ahead of the arrival of the Republican National Convention.

    Advertising budgets are being quadrupled and new menus designed. Strippers are practicing their new lines — "is that a capital gains tax cut in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" — and hookers are getting to ready to explain that, "I'm sorry, Senator Vitter, even with a diaper, I just don't do 'trickle down.'"

    Not to be left out, Charlotte's strip club owners are readying for the Democratic National Convention, spending tens of thousands on renovations, including the installation of "privacy fences." According to a North Carolina NPR affiliate, these dual preparations raise the eternal question: which set of convention-goers is better for business?

    "Hands down, the Republicans have always been our best customers," says Angelina Spencer, the Executive Director of the Association of Club Executives. It is the national trade organization for adult nightclubs.

    "And they tend to be business-focused," she says. "That's really all I can say. We get clients from all walks of life, but for whatever reason… I have heard club owners say, 'Boy, those Republicans really are great customers.'"

    According to the strip club owners' association, the imbalance isn't attributable to elevated Republican attendance, but to their higher disposable income.

    For all the talk of a war on women, the Republicans are the ones providing direct material support to guys and ladies alike, getting them off the dole and on the pole. It's true that they're not going to pass any bills that may help women or working men, but that's only because they'd rather stuff those bills directly into panties.

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    Tags: Democratic National Convention, Republican National Convention, Sex


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