Wednesday, June 15, 2005

The President and the Porn Star -- And, No, It's Not 1998

Porn star Mary Carey was among the people attending last night's $2,500 a plate Republican fundraiser. Ms Carey plays in "X" rated movies -- many re-edited to air on Cinemax late at night. She ran for California Governor in the crowded race that put a more legitimate actor -- Arnold Schwarzenegger -- in the Governor's mansion. Ms Carey plans to run for Lt Governor in 2006. She says she's a Republican -- for the last couple of days at least.


Mary Carey

Mary Carey, Porn star & Politician

The porn star's presence didn't sit well with some regulars at GOP fundraisers. Republican leaders only reinforced the night's events were more about money than "values." As CBS reported:

"Christian evangelical leaders called for an explanation. The only one they got, at least in public, was from a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, who said: "We'll take that money and use it to elect more Republicans."

Ms Carey came up with the $2,500 for dinner. If she'd shelled out $25,000, she could have had her picture taken with the President. But, Ms Carey is used to getting paid to have her picture taken. (CBS) [Photo Credit: AP via Yahoo!]

1 comment:

Allen Osborne said...

I have been a republican for many years, actually ever since the day I turned 18 but one thing I have stonchly supported is the freedom of speech. I am so sick and tired of fellow republicans having a problem with this form of artistic expression. I fully understand that it is considered to be smut and pornographic, HOWEVER, Ms. Carey chose to express herself in this way. Ive found through my many travels to California that no matter who the star is, they are still people with thoughts and feelings. Just because a person chose to do porn does NOT in any way mean they trash, look at Jenna Jameson for an example. Yes she shoots porn, but she lives a rather leave it to beaver life at home as a regular person. So my advice to my fellow republicans is simply this...."Clean up your own back yard messes before pokeing your arrogant hypocritical noses in someone elses", if this does not stop I will register as a democrat and vote that way from then on.