Of Endorsements, Porn Stars, and Politico's Left-wing Agenda
***UPDATE: Via Twitter, I'm being told I'm wrong and that Jameson's support for Romney is sincere. A look at her Twitter feed backs that up. Well, with friends like these... It's still a damaging endorsement, especially the quote about millionaires, and you still have Politico protecting Hillary Clinton from this exact same endorsement in 2008 and hanging it around Romney's neck in 2012. But evidently I was wrong about Jameson and apologize for not even considering another possibility. I've edited the piece below so it's correct.
Earlier this week one of America's savviest and wealthiest porn stars, Jenna Jameson, came out to publicly endorse endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President. The media jumped all over the news, especially this quote, which presumably explains her support:
"When you're rich, you want a Republican in office."
Obviously, Jameson's quote perfectly fits the narrative that both the Obama campaign and his Media Palace Guards are attempting to construct around Romney's campaign and agenda -- that he wants to protect millionaires. So this was a two-fer for the media -- not only was it an endorsement from a porn star, it was one that perfectly back-filled The Narrative being used to disqualify Romney in voters' minds.
Naturally, the corrupt Politico reported this endorsement without irony, context, or a tongue in their cheek.
What Politico forgot, though, is the long memory of the Internet. Yesterday, a tipster jumped in the wayback machine and found that in 2008 this very same Politico bent over backwards to protect Hillary Clinton from the very Jenna Jameson's endorsement:
Campaign ‘Undorsers': Boosters or Saboteurs?
With more than a year before the 2008 elections, we already know how O.J. Simpson, Jenna Jameson and Heidi Fleiss will vote, proving that political opinions are like local Emmys — everybody has one and they don’t matter much.
The online magazine Radar has dubbed these “the undorsements.”
They are “unsolicited proclamations of support” readily offered up by second-or-third-tier celebrities who, for obvious reasons, are more than happy to enter the fray of Oprahs and O’Reillys.
And by Radar’s count, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) leads the ’08 contenders in racking up undorsements. Some of her undorsers — Simpson, Jameson, Fleiss and “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey — have had their share of legal and moral challenges.
All I ask of God is to let me live long enough to see Politico file bankruptcy.
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