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Look, Look At The Partying Republicans Hiding From Party Cameras

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The best part of this comical ABC “Money Trail” clip about Republican politicians partying with lobbyists during The Hurricane comes early on, when the Republican pol covers his face in a feathery pink boa soaked in the goos and sludges of venereal disease. And all because of a wee wittle camera. [YouTube]

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  • Unfairman

    Seems a lovely party, pity I wasn’t invited.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    ‘Hookers & Blow’–Perfect two Republican family values!

  • Oscar Folsom Cleveland

    Why wasn’t Wonkette dancing to “Hookers and Blow” and sucking up pink martinis while wrapped in pink boas?

    I had to laff when Mr ABC News expressed mock disbelief that the lobbyists and back room guys failed to follow McCrankey’s orders to cease partying while lazy low class Southern people were being entertained by Hurricane Carter.

    You mean McCrankey is a mere figurehead, unlike W? Quelle surprise!
    (And by the way, where exactly are Cheney and Rove right now? I’d like to know.)

  • mookworthjwilson

    Th, th, that’s not change we can believe in…

    And all while Travis Childers said nothing…

  • spencer

    Uncovering the hypocrisy of the hollow gestures of the RNC? This almost seems like journalism.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    Frankly, I’m far less concerned about a bunch of fat lobbyists entertainly blowhard congressmen with Hookers and Blow, much less hookers and blow.

    At the end of the day, they don’t want to see their children and homes end up in a pile of nuclear ashes.

    It’s the lunatic evangelicals who don’t seem to mind having the President of the PTA become President of the USA because she bakes good cookies and wants to teach creationism.

  • schvitzatura

    Hand Release for Storm Relief 2008 GOP Convention, MSP-style!

    That’s how they roll, hangin’ out with pink-wigged 6’6″ tall drag queen barmaids at the local equivalent of La Cage, prayin’ to their fundie god that their wifey with 6 kids back home won’t see them on the tube, when they said that they would be going to Monday bible study at the megachurch du jour…

  • Ilikepigeons

    Look! That’s Karl Rove on the table with an apple in his mouth!

  • grendel

    The pink powdered wigs were a perfect prop… They just needed to get one of them to actually say “Let them eat cake!”

    Who would have thought, though, that they’d be so brazenly open about their reason for coming to the convention as to hire a band called hookers and blow… I guess it could have been worse. It could have been “Teenage Boys and Meth”.

  • Uncle Al

    [re=78391]Oscar Folsom Cleveland[/re]: Yeah, not that Bush has one foot in the toilet and the other on a banana peel, the MSM decide the coast is clear and it’s OK to act tough, like they’re intrepid journalists or something. Ho brother.

  • anabellum

    wheres the weather underground when you need them?…

  • kellygrrrl

    Pink Boas and Pink Wigs! perfect ReThug bash

  • UncleTrig

    The table of gentlemen. Seen it, but there is something about the camera angle that is so “Sammy the Bull”. Just saying. I hope Brian Ross finds a nice safe house before he gets, you know, scaled back.

  • kellygrrrl

    White People should not dance!

  • Ilikepigeons

    anyone see Man Coulter there?

  • wheelie

    I had no idea that ABC staff were edgy left-wing muckrakers. Good for them.

  • TGY

    That’s what those damned umbrellas in the kit were for! You press the button and *shoomp*: instant face shield.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I heard that “Hooker” and “Blow” are names being considered by Bristol for her new baby!

  • graceless

    There’s always a hurricane somewhere…

  • d4g33z


  • SayItWithWookies

    Wait — Republicans listen to Marley? Or bad white Wailers cover bands, at least? Um — do they know? Oh, fuck — nevermind.

  • columnv

    [re=78456]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: I thought it would be hyphenated.

  • azw88

    to quote John, Paul, George and Ringo:

    “See How They RUN”

  • Upthruster

    More proof that these particular people couldn’t give one genuine shit about what their partly leaders or their platform expects of’s all about the lobbys and the parties, always has been. Meanwhile, while these people are having a McSame solstice orgie, Michele Bachmann is trying to defend Sarah Failin’ in Larry King.

  • Guppy06

    I dunno, hiding behind pink boas seems at least moderately more classy than having the camera guy arrested, like the Dems did in Denver.

  • Destonio

    National news is such dreck. I hate the GOP as much as anyone, but this is the lamest story ever.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=78479]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Wait — Republicans listen to Marley?

    Um… gay people have always loved Reggae.

  • Seixon

    At least they don’t have the camera-wielding person arrested… Like what happened at a certain other convention at a certain other place a certain number of days ago. Cough.

  • RuperttheBear

    Griff would never have let them get off so easily. DO YOU NOT BELIEVE IN FREEDOM?

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=78594]Destonio[/re]: Agreed. C’mon ABC, you can surely get more on these guys other than nudging them with this threat.

    I’m thinking Uncle Fester going “Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!” Come to think of it, is this the family Repubtwit?

  • HedonismBot

    “everybody goes through hard times…”
    GAWD REPUBLICANS SUCK!! No snark here, I hope they go down in flames. After all the crap they put this country through over the last 8 years, they have bottomless nerve even showing their faces in public.