May 05, 2007

"If They Provided Sex, They Were Breaking the Rules."

Of course, if a lot of the most popular escorts were ladies in their 50s, that certainly lends credence to Jeane Palfrey's claim. Naturally, I'll still be Arizona-hot in five years, but I'm the exception.

Will someone remind me why prostitution isn't legal in 49 of the 50 states? Isn't there a lot of effort being expended on this that could go to fighting terrorism, or fostering small businesses, or achieving energy independence, or . . . practically anything else?

Body count before the scandal: zero. Body count after the story broke: 1.

Perhaps D.C. law enforcement needs a hobby, like knitting.

Posted by Attila Girl at May 5, 2007 06:00 PM | TrackBack

50-something escorts are entitled to a sex life too... Too bad they have to consort with sleazy politicians just because they live in the nation's Capitol. Btw, I have a feeling that these women were exceptions as well.

ABC's dilemma. . .How to increase that body count of Republicans while shielding all the Democrats on that list.

Why 49? Only one county in Nevada allows it now. And Las Vegas isn't in it.

Posted by: Darrell at May 5, 2007 08:18 PM

"most popular escorts were ladies in their 50s"

I've read that part a half-dozen times, still doesn't make sense. Somehow those words just don't seem to go together.

As to why prostitution is legal, regulated and taxed, if our government's laws made sense, we'd have a border fence, a FairTax and a redoubling of the troop surge with all Senators and members of Congress declaring "Victory!" So, in a way, it's perfectly consistent that it's illegal. Oh, that and the whole morality thing.

Posted by: Don at May 5, 2007 08:18 PM

...and when I say "why prostitution is legal" I, of course, mean "why prostitution isn't legal."

Posted by: Don at May 5, 2007 08:20 PM

My hypothesis was that a man might want to be seen in public with a classy lady, a woman of substance, education and breeding. And that this might or might not be the sort of woman he'd want to hit.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 5, 2007 08:36 PM

Like Sigourney Weaver as the PhD Economist/escort in London, Dr. Lauren Slaughter, in "Half Moon Street". And that's exactly the woman we'd like to hit.

I went out with an escort once where sex wasn't part of the equation. She spoke six languages and had just returned to Canada after modeling for fifteen years in Europe. Six-feet tall, haute couture, charm, intellegence and wit, The perfect guest for a professional society dinner dance. No one guessed she was an escort, as if that mattered.

Posted by: Darrell at May 6, 2007 07:27 AM

If the function of a date is either: 1) to make good conversation and be funny/entertaining, or 2) to make you look good, then good-looking women who might be north of 50 could be awfully good candidates.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 6, 2007 08:33 PM

The reason prostitution hasn't been legalized in most of the states is the same as the reason that marijuana is still illegal, the income tax is still with us, and the public schools haven't been burnt to the ground: The people who favor these goals are in a minority that cannot overcome the inertia of the status quo.

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